Spotlight on Lee Bade: A Dedicated Top Gun Senior Softball Member

At Top Gun, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting senior softball and raising funds for charitable causes, our members shine both on and off the field. One such outstanding member is Lee Bade, whose commitment to the sport and community service exemplifies the spirit of Top Gun.

Lee has been an integral part of Top Gun for the past 8 years, contributing to various teams from the 55+ age group and up. His dedication and skill were most recently recognized in 2023 when he was named Player of the Year for the Top Gun Warriors 60+ major team. Despite his demanding full-time job, Lee manages to balance his professional and athletic commitments with significant charitable efforts.

One cause particularly close to Lee’s heart is the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb, an event he participates in annually. This year’s climb will be held on August 31 at the Hilton Bayfront in downtown San Diego. As a transplanted New Yorker with first responders in his family, Lee has a personal connection to this cause. The stair climb is conducted in memory of the firefighters who lost their lives during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Participants, including Lee and his team members, will be ascending 30 flights of stairs three times. The funds raised through this event support Firefighter Aid, a registered 501(c)(3) charity that provides critical assistance to firefighters and their families in times of crisis, and promotes health and safety within the firefighting community.

Lee’s involvement in the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb not only honors the brave firefighters of New York but also underscores the philanthropic spirit that permeates Top Gun. His dedication to this cause serves as an inspiration to his fellow members, encouraging them to support charities that resonate with them personally.

We invite everyone to join Lee’s team or to contribute to this worthy cause. More information on how to participate or donate can be found in the link provided.

Lee Bade’s commitment to giving back is a testament to the impact that Top Gun members can have, both within their communities and beyond. His example is a powerful reminder of the positive difference we can all make in the world.

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