Billy Frank remembers walking across the ball field in his freshman year in high school in Westwood, CA - seeing several of his friends playing for the high school baseball team. Like many young kids from broken homes, Billy was on his way to his after-school job. He didn’t have the opportunity to play for the school team. He had to make ends meet, his father advised him. So, he was only able to play ball for Recreation & Parks teams, while “making ends meet”.
While playing ball and not missing a single season to date since he was five years old, Billy was, eventually and surprisingly, invited to play ball for the World USA Maccabiah fast pitch softball team. The Maccabiah Games, organized by the Maccabi World Union, is declared a “Regional Sport Event” by the International Olympic Committee in 1961. The Maccabiah Games is often referred to as the “Jewish Olympics”.
Many years later, Billy started his own company in the entertainment industry, Make it Happen Productions (MIHP).
Billy realized that playing highly competitive sports and running a business, had many similarities; it’s a long and rigorous road, it’s highly competitive and it’s all treated like an important game. “Sports changed my life as a young kid and as an adult. It did the same for many people I know.”, Billy states in an online interview, prior to participating in the Maccabiah Games and being named starting Left Fielder in the
2013 and 2017 Games in Israel. He feels blessed that he has been playing ball since an early age and still proudly owns MIHP since the late 90’s.
Today, Billy has now competed in fast pitch softball, aka Windmill Softball, for several years., has won championships in many highly competitive tournaments around the world, and MIHP is a sought after creative service company, seen a great deal of success and proudly cares about every endeavor he and his team encounter.
Fun fact; Billy started MIHP at 29. He had his only child at 39. And he won a Gold medal at 49.