Lancaster JetHawks sole to Vancouver Canadians owners

November 13, 2014 - Picnic Time

Lancaster JetHawksThe Lancaster JetHawks (High Class A; California League) are being sole by Peter A. Carfagna’s tenure organisation to an tenure organisation headed by Jake Kerr and Jeff Mooney, owners of a Vancouver Canadians (short deteriorate A; Northwest League).

Upon closing, Kerr and Mooney will turn a third tenure organisation in a JetHawks’ 19-year history. The sale is approaching to tighten by a finish of a calendar year, after receiving approvals by a California League and Minor League Baseball and a examination by Major League Baseball.

“There is a clever substructure to build from here in Lancaster and with a practice and success we’ve enjoyed in a Northwest, we wish to take a JetHawks code and move it to not usually a longtime fans, though to a whole new generation,” Jake Kerr said.

“Our tour in ball has shown us that we contingency put a village first.  Fans of JetHawks ball will notice an increasing bid to make this classification something they can be unapproachable of,” Jeff Mooney added.

Jake Kerr and Jeff Mooney have also reliable that, on closing, Andy Dunn will be named as boss of a Lancaster JetHawks while progressing his position with a Vancouver Canadians Baseball Club in a same capacity.

Prior to a Canadians, Dunn was clamp boss with a Washington Nationals and a Florida Marlins. He has been instrumental to a success of a Vancouver Canadians, running a authorization to a John H. Johnson President’s Trophy in 2013 as a many ‘complete’ classification in Minor League Baseball.

During a Carfagna family’s nine-year tenure of a JetHawks, a final 6 years as an associate of a Houston Astros, a bar has gifted extensive income expansion and a repute for a unique, fun knowledge during The Hangar around renouned promotions and experiences.

The Carfagna tenure organisation has invested in a trickery during a time in a Antelope Valley as partial of a partnership with a City of Lancaster including financing for a initial vital collateral alleviation done to The Hangar  with a designation of a video house in left margin before to a 2006 season, and countless projects in new years including a new drink garden and cruise area. In 2013, a bar entered into a multi-year Presenting Sponsorship with Loan Mart, a prominence of a expansion in sponsorship revenues a bar has enjoyed in new years.

Since 2011, a bar has gifted a 17 percent boost in attendance, including 170,532 fans in 2014, a largest assemblage given 2002. The increasing assemblage and revenues warranted a JetHawks back-to-back California League Executive of a Year Winners in 2013 and 2014 as General Manager Will Thornhill perceived this respect many recently.

The authorization underwent a successful organisation temperament change before to a 2008 season, a final year of a renouned two-year connection with a Boston Red Sox. During a connection with a Red Sox, a organisation won 4 true Southern Division half titles and Lancaster was partial of a second World Championship when Boston won a 2007 World Series.

In 2012, a JetHawks reached a apex of a California League when it won a first-ever championship with a bar that featured several destiny Major League players who have left on to play for a Astros. The JetHawks warranted a second California League championship in Sep as it prisoner a climax for a second time in 3 years with a bar that enclosed many of a Astros tip prospects.

“We have enjoyed a stewardship of a JetHawks authorization and, on closing, are vehement to palm a reins of a authorization to an gifted organisation of people who will build on a successes we have enjoyed in new years,” Carfagna explained. “We sojourn committed to Minor League Baseball by a stability tenure of a Lake County Captains, located in a home of suburban Cleveland.”

About Jake Kerr

Jake is co-owner and handling partner of a Vancouver Professional Baseball LLP and along with his partner, Jeff Mooney, acquired a Vancouver Canadians Baseball Club in 2007. Upon closing, he expects to be a handling partner of a Lancaster JetHawks. Prior to 2005, Jake, for 35 years, was Chairman and CEO of Lignum Limited, one of Canada’s largest private timberland products companies. Currently, Jake is Chancellor of a Emily Carr University of Art + Design, a Director of a Bank of Nova Scotia and Past Chair of a Vancouver Foundation. He is a unapproachable target of a Order of Canada and a Order of British Columbia in approval for his poignant contributions to a range and to a country.  In his gangling time, Jake takes an seductiveness in art collecting, fly fishing, tennis, golf and baseball.  He has 5 grown children and 5 grandchildren.

About Jeff Mooney

Jeff Mooney is authority and determining shareholder of AW Food Services of Canada Inc. He led a association as boss and CEO for thirteen years from 1991 to 2004 and today, AW is a strategy-driven classification that has grown to over 730 restaurants opposite Canada. AW has been famous as one of a 50 Best Managed Companies in Canada for a past 7 uninterrupted years. As good as being a past Chairman of a Business Council of British Columbia, Jeff is also past Chairman of a Young Presidents’ Organization, B.C. Chapter, a member of a Chief Executives’ Organization and World Presidents’ Organization.  In 1994, Jeff was selected Marketing Executive of a Year by a Sales and Marketing Executives of Vancouver, and in 2003, he was a target of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s Jubilee Medal.  In 2006, Jeff was inducted into a B.C. Restaurant Hall of Fame. Mooney is an alumnus of both a University of Saskatchewan and Harvard University Graduate School of Business.

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