John G. Kelly was born on March 12, 1919. His service to the community began early on when he served in World War II. John was wounded in action in Ortona, Italy and was discharged with the rank of Captain.
John was a great believer in the benefit of sports and recreation for the youth of Saint john. His name is synonymous with the introduction of Little League Baseball to Saint John in 1953 by organizing the Saint John County Little League and then organized the North End Little League.
The John Kelly Recreation Bursary Fund provides financial assistance to students from the Greater Saint John area enrolled at the University of New Brunswick in any year of a post-secondary program studying kinesiology, physical education, recreation or sports.
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