Distinguished himself through the Akron Omnicor Corporation as a huge supporter of amateur baseball in the Akron area from 1982 through 1989 and today as a Walsh Jesuit High School baseball booster. Jerry's love of the game and going to to the games as maybe a relief from the business world, brought him to sponsor as many as three teams in a single season on three different age levels, 14-16, 17-18, and AA. And some of the youth teams played in two different leagues in the same season. Jerry's Akron Knights 1982-83 teams won three league and one district championship. His other youth teams were always top contenders. In AA action, Akron Omnicor won League titles in 1985 and 1988.