by JENNIFER FRAKES | photos by Jessica Breaux

Home Run!

volunteer_isaacman1Drew Isaacman’s commitment to Del Mar Little League has been unwavering, even after his sons aged out of the league. “I managed a majors team last season, even though neither of my sons were playing. It was a fantastic experience to see what managing for the sole purpose of helping others would be like. My great assistant, Mike Maronde (who also didn’t have a player on the team) and I enjoyed every minute and gained a whole new perspective on Little League,” explained Drew. For his efforts, Drew was chosen as the District 31 Richard “Dick” Budlong Volunteer of the Year. Honored and humbled by the recognition, Drew is proud to have made a difference for Little League players, parents, and coaches throughout the district. “Little League provides such a great platform for someone like me to give back to the community. My two boys got so much from their Little League experiences, and the most rewarding thing I can do is help provide that opportunity for others,” he revealed.

Meet Drew

Name: Drew Isaacman
Community: Carmel Valley
Profession: Business owner, Teak & Deck Professionals
Family: Wife – Allison; Daughter – Emily (19); Sons – Max (17) and Zach (14)
Hobbies & Interests: Golf, Philadelphia sports teams, baseball at all levels
Favorite Local Spots: Torrey Pines Golf Course, Del Mar Racetrack


For the past four years, Drew has served as a member of the League board, as well as a coach and manager. Currently, he serves as fields coordinator, taking responsibility for the condition of the 10 Little League fields. “I even try and get the kids involved with this effort so they too can take pride in the parks and fields they “use so often,” related Drew.

“Little League provides such a great platform for someone like me to give back to the community.”

volunteer_isaacman3Volunteering is a major part of Drew’s life, as he has led the efforts at the Del Mar Schools Education Foundation to ensure that local children receive the educational resources they deserve. He has also served on local recreation councils to make certain that community parks and facilities are well funded and properly maintained. “Once you see how people, especially kids, can benefit from your time and effort, it really gets addictive,” stated Drew, who cites the memory of his father as his inspiration for helping others and also for providing the best possible upbringing for his three children.

When Drew is not volunteering or working – he is the owner of Teak & Deck Professionals – he can be found playing golf and spending time with his wife, two sons, and daughter. “We moved to the community near Ashley Falls Elementary School in 2005. We came from Potomac, MD, so the weather here in San Diego still amazes us,” said Drew with a laugh.