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West Lafayette Little League Honors President

The West Lafayette Little League celebrated it's 50th season on May 2. During the opening festivities, president Rob Kochon was honored for dedication to little league in West Lafayette.

Posted: May 2, 2021 10:52 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - On May 2, Little League Baseball started it's 50th season in West Lafayette. For more than half those seasons, Rob Kochon was helping to make sure they happened.

Former West Lafayette Little League President John Jonas explains how Kochon strives to advance the league.

"But his vision was to really make this a first class complex all together," Jonas said.

Kochon oversaw the upgrades to the little league complex, from the fields to the concession stands. After starting as a regular volunteer, he was eventually asked to be president of the Little League.

"But he's been so dedicated with little league that he's certainly deserved the recognition we afforded him today," Jonas said.

Kochon has dedicated 37 years of his life to baseball. All six of his children played little league baseball and softball. Once they were through, Kochon says the joy of little league kept him around.

"You watch a game for a while and you watch a kid maybe that hasn't gotten a hit all season, he'll get a hit, they get on base and they've got a smile on their face," Kochon said.

"Just things like that make it so special for me and it's what keeps me coming back."

In Kochon's view, there is something irreplaceable being at a little league game.

"To enjoy it while you can when you're young, to build memories of being at a ballpark in summertime, the smell of the concession stand, and the comradery of the team you play on and that sort of thing, I think that's what makes it very special," Kochon said.

While he may be stepping away from day to day operations as President, he won't be leaving the game for good.

After all, how could he?

"I think I'll always be up here as long as I can walk or I can contribute."

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