Induction Ceremony set for October 7, 2023
GEORGE WASHINGTON STEIR
Greater Hartford (Connecticut) Cricket Affliation
George is an avid sports person, and first became involved with Club Cricket in the Hartford area in 1986. He was an original member at the formation of the Caribbean Tourers Organization in Hartford, where he served as the Sports Coordinator. He was also a long-time member of the Sportmen’s Athletic Club, where he held roles of Sports Coordinator, Treasurer and was Captain of their Cricket Team for eight (8) years.
At the League level, in addition to playing for his Club Team, he held Administrative Roles in the Connecticut Cricket League, serving as Treasurer and President. He was also responsible for preparing IRS Tax documents pertaining to the League’s Non-Profit Certification. Based on his active Community and Cricket involvement, and his knowledge of Cricket, George was selected to serve on the Boards of Friends of Keney Park (FOKP), and also the Hartford Police Athletic League (Har PAL); he was the Director of Youth Cricket with Har PAL.
George’s work regarding the development of Cricket in the Greater Hartford area includes:
- ● Current City Permit Holder for Keney Park Cricket Fields
- ● Worked with the City of Hartford Department of Public Works and the Mayor’s Office toensure the Keney Park Cricket Fields are maintained. In 2012, worked, he worked withthe City to upgrade those Cricket Fields.
- ● In the early 2000’s, George worked with the Town of Bloomfield to initially build atemporary Cricket Field located next to the Board of Education Building. Several years later, he worked with the City to build the permanent Cricket Field located at Laurel Elementary School. For many years, George was responsible for securing and being the Holder of the City Permit for the Bloomfield Cricket Fields.
- ● George coordinated with the West Indian Foundation of Hartford, and the Cricket Hall of Fame, to develop Summer Youth Programs in Keney Park and at Martin Luther King, Jr Middle School.
- ● In 2015 & 2022, he coordinated with the Founder and Director of New England Youth Cricket Academy to plan the USA Northeast National Youth Tournament at Keney Park Cricket Fields. The Tournament involved more than 120 boys and girls of all ages.In addition to his work on development of Cricket in the Greater Hartford Area, George, his wife Diane and their daughter Noelle support the following Groups and Organizations:
- ● West Indian Foundation Annual Golf Tournament – Support scholarship programs for under privileged kids
- ● Portland (Jamaica) Women’s Cricket – Provides funding and equipment for annual tournaments
- ● Atlanta (Georgia) Women’s Cricket – Provides funding for food and equipment for the annual Tournament.
- ● Phillip S Davis Foundation Golf Tournament – Organization that works to Prevent Violence Against Youth.
- ● Dave Cameron Cricket Tournament – Provide funding for tournament to aid in the growth of cricket in the community.
- ● Tropical Sports Golf Tournament – Support scholarship programs for under privileged kids in Atlanta, Georgia.
- ● Cricket Hall of Fame Annual “Six A Side” Cricket Tournament – Provide team funding for the tournamentGeorge Washington Steir was born and raised in Saint Ann, Jamaica in June 27, 1957. He moved to the Greater Hartford area in 1977, currently living in Bloomfield, CT. He has been married for 43 years to wife, Diane, and they have three (3) children (Litisha, Noelle and Khaleel). He was a Certified Volunteer Fire Fighter in Bloomfield for over ten (10) years.George’s Higher Level Education started at Dinthill Technical High School in Jamaica (Class of 1975) prior to moving to the USA. While working full time in the USA, George acquired Undergraduate Chemical Engineering Degrees from Hartford State Technical College (Associates from 1982-1986) and Central Connecticut State University (Bachelors from 1988-2000).George started his professional career as a Chemical Technician at Har-Conn Chrome Company, and later became a supervisor. After 15 years, he moved to Kamatics Corporation (a Division of Kaman Corporation) and recently retired in 2021 as a Sr. Environmental & Process Engineer after 27 years of service. George is also a National Certified Hazardous Material Manager (CHMM).