PRESS RELEASE – After 18 long and successful seasons with the Lowell Spinners, Jon Goode, the team’s Executive Vice President of Communications, has announced he will not be returning for the 2016 season in order to pursue other opportunities.
“Goodie” will be shifting his focus to running his business, KBK Sports, on a full time basis. KBK is a high quality sports memorabilia service that specializes in running silent auctions for charitable causes. These auctions have been seen not only at Spinners games but throughout New England as well.
Among his many accomplishments with the Spinners, some of his greatest ideas consist of introducing the Yankee Elimination Program, a program in which over 100 local youth baseball teams changed their name from the “Yankees” to the “Spinners”. The program received recognition from national outlets including ESPN, Sports Illustrated, and CNN. Goode also was the brains behind several Guinness World Records, including the world’s largest game of “Duck, Duck, Goose”, and “The Human Home Run”, an event in which the Spinners shot a person out of a cannon and over the outfield wall between games of a double header.
Goode leaves with the full support of the Spinners organization. “Jon is one of the most creative people I’ve ever been around.” said Spinners General Manager Tim Bawmann “He has helped put Lowell on the map in Minor League Baseball as one of the most respected promotional teams in the country. He will be sorely missed.”
Goode will continue to serve as a special consultant for the Spinners though his main focus will be on KBK, whose offices recently relocated to Nashua, NH. His responsibilities with the team will shift over to Connor Sullivan, who joined the front office in November as the team’s Creative Services Representative.