Gary and Sue Charters have been married for 38 years. They have 3 sons Bob, Brad and Brett. They have been living in Barrie since the fall of 1991.
They began their involvement with sports when their son Bob began playing T-Ball in Pickering. From 1985 to 1991, Gary was involved as a coach in the Pickering Softball Association. After arriving in Barrie, both Gary and Sue have been involved with the Barrie Minor Baseball Association from 1993 to the present day.
Despite working full-time with TD Canada Trust for the last 40 years, Gary spent his spare time from 1993 to 2000 managing house league teams as well as coaching all-star tournament teams. From 2000 to 2009, he coached a Senior Team in the Ontario Senior Baseball Association. As well, he managed and coached both Bantam and Senior teams in the Barrie Minor baseball Association’s rep system from 2001 to present day. Gary has served 5 years on the BMBA Executive as select convenor and V.P. of house league. He has also been the equipment manager for the past 10 years.
Not to be outdone, Sue Charters has been involved in the Barrie Minor baseball Association since 1992. She has held the position of convenor for teams in the T-Ball through Senior Divisions, has been a V.P. in the house league and has managed rep teams. In addition to this, she has been Tournament Director, Registrar, the York Simcoe Baseball Rep and President of BMBA for an 8 year stint. Sue is presently an Umpire and the Park Scheduler for BMBA. All of this while working at Toys R Us.
Both Gary and Sue have also been busy outside of the Barrie Minor baseball Association. From 1992 to 2010, Gary has been involved with the Bowlerama Barrie Youth Bowling Council, as well as volunteering with the Barrie Chamber of Commerce for 13 years.
From 1992 to 1998, Sue volunteered at Allandale Public School performing various duties as well as volunteering with the parents group at Innisdale Secondary School for 5 years. Furthermore, Sue has also volunteered with the Youth Bowling Council at Bowlerama Barrie.