19 2017

Pittsfield Suns - More Than Just Baseball

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

This Federation event will be held at Congregation Knesset Israel 16 Colt Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Contact Nancy Maurice Rogers
413-442-4360 x 15

The Jewish Federation Connecting with Community program presents "Pittsfield Suns - More Than Just Baseball."

Right here, in Berkshire County's own backyard, is a baseball organization that has history and prominence.  Join us as Kristen Huss, General Manager of the Pittsfield Suns, discusses the history of the organization, how and when the team was formed, and what the team provides to the greater community, besides baseball.  In addition, she will also talk about the entertainment side of our business, what it takes to "put on the show!"  

Kristen began her baseball career as a seasonal part-time employee in 2001 by selling programs for Hudson Valley Renegades home games. She continued until she graduated from Fairfield University in May, 2006 with a Bachelors Degree in Marketing. That summer, she entered the Renegades Front Office as a Ticket Office Intern which quickly led to a full-time position in the ticket office in the fall of 2006. Kristen has worn many hats and has held the position of Account Executive; Director of Customer Service; Director of Ticket Sales and Operations. In January of 2013 she was promoted to Assistant General Manager for the Renegades.  She was named the New York-Penn League Female Executive of the year in 2013 and 2015, and was also recognized for Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce "Forty Under 40" in 2015. Kristen is a native of Suffern, NY.

This free program is part of the Federation’s Connecting With Community Series and will be followed by a kosher hot lunch. Lunch is a $2 suggested donation for adults over 60 years of age or $7 for all others. Advance reservations are required for lunch and can be made by calling (413) 442-2200 before 9 a.m. on the day of the program.