Interns to serve summer with Yankees

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Betsy Haugh, the general manager of the Pulaski Yankees, announced Wednesday the minor league baseball club will have a large contingent of interns this summer.

Seth Ramsdell will be the team’s Video Production intern this season. He is from Culpeper and will graduate from Radford University in the spring of 2020 with a degree in media studies with a concentration in production technology and a minor is web production. This is his first season working in Minor League Baseball but he has assisted the Radford athletic department the past three years with their ESPN + broadcasts …as a director, official replays and other various camera work. In his spare time he enjoys watching sports and playing video games.

Kenley Jones is the new Ticket Sales intern this season and this will be her first year working in Minor League Baseball. She is from Blacksburg, VA and will graduate from Roanoke College in the spring of 2020 with a degree in business administration with a minor in accounting. In high school, she played softball and basketball and was also the president of the cultural cuisine club. In her spare time she enjoys spending time at the lake and playing golf.

Cory Hilborne will be the team’s Media Relations intern this season. He is from Denver, Co and earned his degree in journalism with a minor in sports media from Metropolitan State University of Denver in December, 2018. While at MSU Denver, he spent time working with the athletic department covering a variety of sports. In his spare time he enjoys watching and playing sports, playing video games and spending time with his two dogs. This will be his first season working in Minor League Baseball.

Leslie Martin returns to the Pulaski Yankees for her second season and will be our Community Relations/Promotions intern. She is from Dublin and is really excited to have a hand in community outreach this season. Leslie will graduate from James Madison University in December with a degree in public relations with a minor in sport communication. While at JMU she assists the football team in the athletic communications office. In her spare time she enjoys spending time at the lake with her friends.

Marc Gouze is the Accounting/Stadium Ops intern for the 2019 season. He is originally from Pequannock, NJ but graduated from Lynchburg University with a degree in accounting and a minor in sports management before earning his masters in sport management from Manhattanville College. This is Marc’s first season working in Minor League Baseball after spending six seasons working game-day operations for the New York Jets. In his spare time, he enjoys playing video games, listening to music and watching sports on TV.

The Danville Braves and Pulaski Yankees will combine promotional efforts on two Star Wars Nights this season to raise funds for cancer research and support of cancer patients. When the two teams play in Pulaski on June 28 and in Danville on July 19, both squads will wear specialty Star Wars jerseys, with the Yankees representing the Evil Empire and the Braves representing the Rebellion.

Playing off New York Yankees Senior Vice President and General Manager Brian Cashman’s Spring Training comments calling the Yankees a “fully-operational death star” and the team’s “Evil Empire” nickname, Pulaski players will suit up in specialty storm trooper jerseys for the two contests. The jerseys will be auctioned off with proceeds benefiting Relay For Life as part of the Pulaski Yankees’ new partnership with the American Cancer Society.

“The Appalachian League is a very close-knit group, and we’re excited to team up with our friends in Danville to add a new twist to our Star Wars Night while also helping support such a good cause,” said Pulaski Yankees General Manager Betsy Haugh.

The Braves will represent the Rebellion with specialty Han Solo jerseys. The jerseys will be auctioned off to benefit the Danville Cancer Association and Centra Foundation.

“The Braves are excited about partnering with the Yankees for this exciting opportunity to our Star Wars’ nights and to help several excellent organizations in our area,” said Danville Braves Vice President/General Manager David Cross. “We have hosted events for close to ten years benefiting the Centra Foundation and the Danville-Pittsylvania County Cancer Association, and we are glad to continue this tradition with this event.”

As part of the organization’s new Calfee Cares community relations initiative, the Pulaski Yankees will host Dine on the Diamond, a benefit dinner that presents fans an elegant and unique opportunity to meet the team and experience Calfee Park like never before. The event will feature a social hour, silent auction, plated dinner, and a meet-and-greet opportunity with Pulaski Yankees players on July 9th from 6:30 – 9:30pm. All proceeds from the event will benefit Friends of Calfee Park, the Pulaski Yankees 501(c)(3) non-profit.

Decorated tables will be set up on the infield clay, where fans will have the opportunity to dine with a Yankees player. Tables will be sold in full or by individual seat, seating nine fans and one player. A dinner provided by Al’s on Main.

Prior to the meal, fans can participate in a social hour and silent auction featuring items donated from other Minor League Baseball teams and local businesses.

Tickets for Dine on the Diamond are $50 per seat. Fans and businesses may purchase an entire table (nine seats) for $400 and have the opportunity to display their company logo on the table. To purchase tickets, call 980-1070 or visit pulaskiyankees.net.

–Pulaski Yankees