PRESS RELEASE – The Worcester Bravehearts’ General Manager, Dave Peterson, has been named the Futures Collegiate Baseball League’s 2014 Executive of the Year. The announcement was made by FCBL commissioner, Chris Hall, as part of the league’s annual post-season awards. The FCBL awards are voted on by personnel from each of the league’s ten member clubs.
In connection with announcing Peterson as Executive of the Year, Commissioner Chris Hall said, “Dave is a proven leader and was the perfect fit for the Bravehearts in their inaugural season. We look forward to his continued leadership in the league for years to come.”
Under Peterson’s leadership during the Worcester Bravehearts’ inaugural season, the ballclub achieved the league’s best regular season record and then went on to win the league championship. The team hosted a handful of sell-out games, ranking them nationally in the top tier for attendance. Peterson also spearheaded innovative promotions that were recognized nationally, including a partnership providing free parking for fans sponsored by a local cemetery. Other highlights from the year included hosting the national baseball team from Taiwan for an exhibition game; two nationally-televised baseball plays on ESPN Sportscenter; providing summer recreation camps for area youth; and the introduction of the team’s very popular mascot, Jake the Lion, who participated in countless community events and initiatives.
On Peterson being named Executive of the Year, Bravehearts owner, John Creedon, Jr., said, “My family and I are delighted that Dave is being recognized as the league’s Executive of the Year. Dave earned this honor based on his outstanding leadership, cheerful attitude, and tireless work ethic. The fact that the Bravehearts won the league championship in our inaugural season was a testament to the tone of professionalism and respect that Dave set for the ballclub right out of the gate. Day in and day out, he ensured that the Bravehearts franchise was a winning organization both on and off the field. Dave is a class act and has demonstrated that he is among the top baseball executives around the country. In that sense, we and the community of Worcester are lucky to have him leading the Bravehearts.”
Apart from his role as GM of the Bravehearts, Peterson is also a board member for Destination Worcester; a volunteer with the American Diabetes Association; and a graduate of Syracuse University.
About the Worcester Bravehearts:
The Worcester Bravehearts baseball team (Green Diamond, LLC) is owned and operated by the Creedon family. The Creedons also own and operate Creedon and Co., Inc. which is headquartered in Worcester and was founded in 1985 by John Creedon, Sr. Today, Creedon and Co., Inc. has a 30,000 square foot facility from which they provide catering and food service throughout Central Massachusetts, as well as tents and event rental equipment throughout the United States. For more information about Creedon and Co., Inc., see http://www.creedonandco.com/. For more information about the Worcester Bravehearts, see http://www.worcesterbravehearts.com/.
About the Futures League:
The Futures League is a summer collegiate, wood bat league in its fifth year of existence and features ten teams throughout New England including the Worcester Bravehearts, Brockton Rox, Old Orchard Beach Raging Tide, Seacoast Mavericks, Nashua Silver Knights, North Shore Navigators, Pittsfield Suns, Martha’s Vineyard Sharks, Torrington Titans, and Wachusett Dirt Dawgs. Futures League franchises feature high-caliber baseball with rosters comprised of half New England baseball stars and the other half with top prospects from around the US. Dozens of MLB Scouts regularly attend Futures League games, including the League’s All-Star game in particular. The FCBL is led by Commissioner Chris Hall who has quickly established the Futures League as one of the best baseball leagues in the US. For more information about the Futures League, see http://www.thefuturesleague.com/.