Midland Amateur Sports Capital Committee

Lefty Bartos

Lefty Bartos has been a driving force behind the success of the Midland Explorers, raising roughly $750,000 for the organization in the past 12 seasons. Lefty is known by many as the “fast pitch softball ambassador” for the way he promotes the sport. He was also active in [...]

Ann Hanson

Ann Hanson bowled in Midland for fifty two years. She was a member of the Midland Women’s Bowling Association All Star Team for thirty four years. In 1995 she was the first Bowler of the Year for the Women’s Association, and was named to the All-Star team for 28 consecutive years [...]

Dave MacDonald

Dave MacDonald was the first basketball player from Midland to earn First Team All-State, receiving this recognition as a senior at Midland High School in 1968. He was also unanimous choice for the Saginaw Valley League All-Conference Team. Collegiately, Dave played basketball at [...]

Bill Mick

Bill Mick began his involvement with recreation and athletics in the Midland community in 1963. During his twelve-year tenure at Bullock Creek High School, he coached basketball, football, cross country and track. Mick concluded his coaching career at Midland High School where he [...]

John Shaffer

John Shaffer was a member of the Dow AC’s during the team’s hey-day in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s. He was a second baseman on the Dow A.C. team that won the World ASA Championship in 1951. The team also won the world title in 1948, with Shaffer hitting .333 in the world [...]

Dan Smick

Dan Smick won nine letters as an athlete at the University of Michigan, but in Midland he is best known for helping to found Little League baseball in the early 1950’s. He managed Miller Furniture, one of the charter Little League teams for twenty two seasons. Smick touched [...]