Frank Boulton is in his 22nd season as owner, founder and CEO of the Long Island Ducks. Frank has also owned three other minor league teams, two affiliated with the New York Yankees and the other with the Kansas City Royals. Frank is also the proud founder of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, now in its 24th season of play.
Driven by a sense of gratitude, hard work, and dedication, Frank has been involved with many local charities. Frank served as Chairman of the Great South Bay YMCA Board of Managers from 1983 to 1992. He was a Great South Bay YMCA board member for 27 years. Frank also chaired the capital campaign that raised $6.2 million dollars to construct the YMCA. In 1992, the Board of Managers named the gymnasium in his honor.
Frank and Karen Boulton purchased the old Regent Theatre and then donated it to the Great South Bay YMCA. The Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, now in its 18th year, and is a point of pride in the downtown Bay Shore community.
Presently, he serves as chairman of the QuackerJack Foundation, the charitable arm of the Ducks. He also serves on the board of directors for Long Island YMCA, and the advisory board of Flushing Bank. Additionally, Frank is a member of three Halls of Fame — The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame, the Bay Shore High School Hall of Fame (inaugural class) and the Long Island Business Hall of Fame. In addition to these honors, Frank has been named one of Long Island’s most influential people by the Long Island Business News and has been the recipient of such awards as Entrepreneur of the Year presented by ACIT, Spirit of Long Island Award presented by Promote Long Island, the Public Service Award by the Suffolk County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, Lifetime Achievement Award by the YMCA, The Harry Chapin Humanitarian of the Year by the LIA, the Grand Marshal of his hometown Bay Shore/Brightwaters St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the prestigious St. Thomas of Villanova Alumni Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the VUAA, awarded to individuals who have brought extraordinary benefit to Villanova University and their communities.
In 1975 Frank married Karen Sarle and moved into their home in Brightwaters where they reside still to this day and are the proud parents of two adult children, Whitney and Morgan.