Bruce AdamsPresident & Founder
Bruce co-founded the Bethesda Community Base Ball Club in 1998 to build Shirley Povich Field, create the Bethesda Big Train, and raise money to improve fields for kids. Bruce has served as a Montgomery County Councilmember and as director of County Executive Ike Leggett’s Office of Community Partnerships. Born and raised in Potomac, Bruce and his wife Peggy live in Bethesda. Daughter Emily was a Big Train volunteer, and son Hugh played for the Big Train. A founder of the Ripken League in 2005, Bruce was an inaugural member of the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League Hall of Fame. A 1998 Washingtonian of the Year, Bruce received the Peacemaker of the Year Award in 2017 from the Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County. In 2020, Bruce was inducted into the Montgomery County Human Rights Hall of Fame and named a Hero Against Hunger by the Manna Food Center.