MEET OUR Team!
Get to know the faces behind the scenes, the mentors who shape our players both on and off the field, and the administration that keeps our organization running smoothly. Together, we strive to create an environment where every child can grow through the sport of baseball, both on and off the field. We're not just a team; we're a family, and we welcome you to meet the incredible people who make this all possible.
Founder of Walk Off Charities
Frank Frangie is an American sports announcer who works as an afternoon drive talk show host on 1010XL/92.5 FM radio stations in Jacksonville, FL. He is the radio play-by-play voice of the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL football team. Frangie is originally from Jacksonville, attended Englewood High School and later the University of Florida, where he earned a degree in Journalism and Communications in 1980.
He began his sports media career as a part-time sportswriter for the Florida Times-Union/Jacksonville
Journal upon graduation from college and became a full-time sportswriter with the paper in 1985. He was a sportswriter, covering high schools, then major colleges, then finally the University of Florida. He also wrote columns for the afternoon editions of the paper. He remained with the paper until March,1993.
Kenedy serves as the Marketing Manager for Walk Off Charities. In her role, she helps with the creative ideas to market and promote events, programs, and fundraisers. She helps with creative for social media and helps in organizing and executing our school clinic program.
As a Jacksonville native, Kenedy attended high school locally and the University of North Florida, where she received a B.S. in Sport Management. She served as President of her sorority for two years, and then went on to travel the country as a Leadership Consultant for the International Office. Kenedy also has experience working with the City of Jacksonville’s Office of Sports and Entertainment and JAXSPORTS Council on events such as USA Curling National Championships, Navy vs. Notre Dame Football game, TaxSlayer Gator Bowl, Pop Warner, and the Little Gator Bowl.
Jarrod Simmons serves as the Executive Director of Walk Off Charites. In his role, he leads the mission and vision of the charity, from programs and events, to fundraising and development. Jarrod oversees all marketing, communications, media, operations, partnerships, and more. Growing the game of baseball with youth is a passion and life mission for him.
A Jacksonville native (Arlington) and Terry Parker baseball alumni, Jarrod played four years of college baseball, two at College of Central Florida (current JUCO World Series Champion) and two at Flagler College. Graduating with honors and a Sport Management bachelor’s degree, Jarrod worked ten years in professional baseball, three years under Peter Bragan Jr. with the Jacksonville Suns and seven years with the Atlanta Braves. With the Braves, Jarrod created their Growing the Game platform, helping youth to learn and play the game across the Southeast.
Donna Murphy moved to Jacksonville in 2006 from Rhode Island by way of the Navy. Her husband is a retired veteran of 25 years. Donna’s passion for sports has always been in her life while her dad coached baseball growing up and has his number retired at Spruce Creek HS. She most recently was a part of Helmets & Heels on 1010 XL for 9 years. Donna has 2 young kids: JT and Summer.
DON'T WORRY ABOUT YOUR INDIVIDUAL NUMERS. WORRY Worry About The Team. IF THE TEAM IS SUCCESSFUL, EACH OF YOU WILL BE SUCCESSFUL TOO.
- Branch Rickey -
Our board is a dedicated group of individuals aimed at providing the best possible outcomes for the youth we are impacting. These individuals come from various backgrounds, both public and private sectors, and have a passion for youth development. We are thankful for their dedication and support of our mission to help children learn and play the game of baseball.