GLC’s VP of Sales Joe Lahoud, was recently honored by Major League Baseball (MLB) in Washington DC for his volunteer work with BecauseBaseball.org. See the video here: Arab Heritage Night Recap.
Joe spent almost 11 years in the majors, and was one of the youngest players ever to hit 3 home runs in one game. Although born and raised in Connecticut Joe is of Lebanese descent, and one of the earliest MLB players with Arabian roots.
BecauseBaseball.org has a unique mission and vision. From their founder Kemp Gouldin:
Turn on the television, tune in to the radio, or open up your web browser and you’ll find a seemingly endless stream of accounts detailing division and conflict across the globe. The East-West divide can appear particularly toxic. The cynic in us might despair that the current storyline of our world is problem-centric. But what if we could influence that narrative, changing it into one of understanding and unity – one that offers the hope of a solution.
Because Baseball was founded to write the next chapter – to build bridges among families, communities, and cultures; baseball is our vehicle to do so. Beginning in Egypt, children (and even their parents) are learning and playing the game, finding shared purpose and common humanity on and off the playing field.
Because Baseball invites you to join our team as we write the next chapter of this exciting story.
We at GLC are excited to have Joe on our team, and excited to support him in his service back to a great cause. Joe has brought a great deal of energy, knowledge, and experience to GLC. We have new business in our operations pipeline, and more exciting news to follow-up as we head into 2020.
We can’t wait to see what’s next!