Published DateMANCHESTER – The New Hampshire Fisher Cats, Double-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, announced the winners of the fifth annual Citizens Bank Kids Run the Show on Thursday, Aug. 23. Thirteen kids will assume essential game day jobs – including general manager – and 'run the show' as the Fisher Cats take on the New Britain Rock Cats at 6:35 p.m. and among those put to work will be Mathieu Brabant of Freedom, who will serve as head groundskeeper for the day.
"This is always a fun night, turning the reins over to a group of youngsters to let them help entertain our fans throughout the night," said Fisher Cats President Rick Brenner. "We look forward to hosting these kids to create some wonderful memories with our great partners at Citizens Bank."
More than 300 kids entered their names into the drawing for one of 13 prime positions available on August 23. Entries were collected at the Fisher Cats website and in person at State Farm Guest Services at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium during the season.
"As kids, we all wanted to go behind-the-scenes and get the inside look at our favorite jobs," said Citizens Bank President Joe Carelli. "Through this program with the Fisher Cats, we are thrilled to offer these kids such a unique opportunity, and we hope they enjoy their time at the ballpark."
This year's 2012 Citizens Bank Kids Run the Show winners and their new jobs are: Ally Cagle of Concord, general manager; Colby Goss of Boscawen, radio broadcaster; Alexis Martineau of Merrimack, public address announcer; Stephen Cavanaugh of Chichester, sports writer; Byron Lounsbury of Penacook, Debra Dominguez of Manchester, and Katie Ripel, of Epsom, ticket takers and ushers; Jamie Walsh of Methuen, Mass., public relations director; Saranne Hobbs of Manchester, guest services manager; Tiffany Paris of Manchester, promotions assistant; Alexander Moss of Manchester, scorekeeper; and Nicholas Johnson of Manchester, box office manager.