That’s the word from Doug Robinson, the team’s new general manager, who spoke to the Los Fresnos Area Chamber of Commerce members on Tuesday.
Although the WhiteWings have had some good teams, (it was the North American League’s southern division champion in 2011) there have been numerous problems, including financial, in the front office, Robinson has acknowledged.
With a number of marketing years behind him, he says he can turn things around.
Robinson outlined a number of regular and special events with the intention of drawing more fans into the Harlingen stadium.
He said he is reaching out to all of the communities for support. “This is the Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings, not the Harlingen WhiteWings, who are based at the only stadium to hold a professional team,” he said. “This team belongs to the Valley.”
Robinson told of the various prices for season tickets, in packages of 56, 28 and 14 games.
He also described a new fundraiser for non-profit organizations, called “We Give Back Fundraiser Plan.
The plan calls for organizations to pick a night from the home schedule and contact the WhiteWings office to discuss the selected date. The WhiteWings will give the group 100 vouchers,, each to be sold for $6, which can be exchanged for game tickets.
The organization will receive $2 for each voucher sold.
Robinson said that there will also be a special Los Fresnos Night at the ballpark, to be determined. The season begins on May 23, with the WhiteWings first home game set for May 27 against the Edinburg Roadrunners.