Norman Mom of the Month: Kimberlee Bell – Presented by Antique Gardens of Norman


By Justin Hite

Last year, Kimberlee Bell and the Norman Softball Booster Club helped to remodel the Tigers’ locker room. As president, Bell takes on the lead role for any major fundraising operations, but she is quick to acknowledge the help of the entire group.

She knows how to raise the funds to help the entire program, like selling banners placed on the outfield wall or holding youth tournaments to raises thousands of dollars in one weekend. But when Bell sees the Tigers’ faces when fundraisers or remodels work out, she remembers why she serves as Booster Club President for Norman softball.

“That’s why we do what we do,” Bell said. “…  It takes a lot of work and a lot of effort, and it wasn’t just me. I’m in charge of it because I’m president of the booster club, but ultimately, there’s a lot of other people who step up – parents of kids in the program. That’s what it takes. That’s what it takes for any program to be successful. It takes that group effort.”

Bell took over as president two years ago after being involved since her daughter, Taylor, started playing with the Tigers. This will be Bell’s last year as president. Third-year coach Courtne St. Clair has come to rely on Bell.

“Anything I need, I call her,” St. Clair said. “When I was new to Norman, I’d call her. When I needed something on the field or the field unlocked, she’s the one to be there. …  She’s very reliable, very dependable. She’s just one of those people you love to have around.”

Kimberlee Bell

Bell has helped set-up and run concession stands, sell banners to be placed on the outfield wall, host fundraising tournaments for local middle schools. The boost club has also provided food for the team on road games

“The kids are so appreciative of it,” Bell said. “It means a lot because it means something to them. … I’m giving my time and my energy, but I do it because I care about the kids, not just my own. I care about all of them.”