Bob Curtis named president of the Falmouth Commodores

Bob Curtis was voted as the next president of the Falmouth Commodores during the organization’s board meeting earlier this month. 

Curtis first became involved with the Falmouth Commodores in 2007, when he and his wife, Donna, began hosting players. Since then, they have hosted 35 players from colleges and universities across the country and have kept in contact with most of them and their families. 

In 2013, Curtis assumed the responsibility of fundraising for the team. He streamlined the identification of and communication with sponsors and donors and grew the fundraising committee with committed volunteers. The results have been a steady increase in funding over the years. 

Curtis was the lead on identifying and obtaining a series of grants totaling over $1 million to support the renovations of Arnie Allen Diamond at Guv Fuller Field that were completed from 2021 to 2022. He joined the Commodores Board of Directors in 2022. 

Curtis, who resides full-time on Cape Cod, is a retired pharmaceutical/biotech executive. He spent his last 15 professional career years managing and leading several non-profit organizations, ranging from small economic development initiatives to a large biomedical research institution.

Curtis is taking over for Chuck Sturtevant, who retired at the end of the 2022 season from a 36-year career in the Cape Cod Baseball League. Sturtevant concluded his second stint as the president of the Commodores and a seven-year term as president of the CCBL, after this season.

Bob Curtis has been involved with the Falmouth Commodores since 2007. Image courtesy of Bob Curtis.

Sturtevant got involved with the ’Dores in 1986, when he donated $100 for game baseballs and bats. He then became the president and general manager of the club in 1987. In 1989, he took on the role of treasurer for the team and was no longer the president, but he served as the general manager through the 2006 season. 

As the general manager in Falmouth, Sturtevant helped recruit several future MLB players, including Darin Erstad, the No. 1 overall pick in the 1995 MLB draft; Tino Martinez four-time World Series champion; Kevin Cash, Tampa Bay Rays manager and many others.

The Commodores are grateful for all of Sturtevant’s efforts over the years to make baseball in Falmouth a great experience for players, coaches, fans, host families and volunteers. The organization is looking forward to Bob Curtis continuing the team’s successful tradition as the next president of the club. 

Notes: Biography information provided by Bob Curtis and featured image by Mark Kasprzyk.

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