The league has named Ken Wilson as president. Wilson has owned and operated minor league franchises, while focusing on building and renovating ball parks.
“We have some tremendous markets and fabulous owners that we’ll be introducing over the coming weeks and months,” said Wilson, who spent five years as president of the West Coast League. The long-time major league broadcaster added, “We’re thrilled to be moving into markets that are currently underserved.”
Each GWL team will provide fans with a full spectrum of entertainment, while providing top college players an experience that will prepare them for careers in professional baseball. Teams will be professionally-operated, just like minor league teams. GWL teams will provide corporate sponsorship opportunities, while selling tickets to games and offering major league quality food and beverage.
“Our emphasis will be on professionalism in every aspect of our operations,” noted Wilson, “while making Great West League baseball an inexpensive and fun experience for our fans.”
The Great West League, which will play a 60-game schedule, introduced its web site at http://www.greatwestleague.com.
The league branding was produced by Mark Scott Carroll of Prolific Sport Design in St. Louis, Missouri.
ABOUT THE GREAT WEST LEAGUE
The Great West League is one of the premier summer collegiate wood bat leagues in North America, providing a professional, minor league-like atmosphere for top college players seeking professional baseball careers, while providing affordable family entertainment and enriching the quality of life in its member communities.