April 2013

Inside the SIY Front Office – Evan Doyle

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Sales Executive – Some of my responsibilities include selling and overseeing the legends program, community relations, selling summer camps, assisting with event logistics and any other tasks that are required. 

What do you enjoy most about working for the Staten Island Yankees?

My co-workers and the fans are awesome, I love working with everyone here. 

Describe the experience fans will encounter at Richmond County Bank Ballpark this summer.

A better experience than last year, better quality of food, and less time waiting on lines. 

Thank you Thursday – 3.25.13

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On March 4th, we announced the start to the Staten Island Yankees “Thank you Thursday” campaign. Since Hurricane Sandy devastated many Staten Island residents in October 2012, the Staten Island Yankees are proud to announce that they have donated $11,167 to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. The donations will benefit those that have been adversely impacted by the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy on the New York City and New Jersey coastlines.

The help doesn’t stop there. The Staten Island Yankees also donated $10,000 in Shop Rite gift cards to families in Staten Island affected by Hurricane Sandy and an additional $30 to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation due to the Staten Island Yankees fans support of the 2013 season with plan sales in past 2 weeks. The grand total to date donated to helping make a difference in the lives of many Staten Island families affected by Hurricane Sandy by the Staten Island Yankees is $21,197.

Stay tuned for additional Thank you Thursday posts where we will highlight a number of loyal season ticket holders on the official Staten Island Yankees blog that will include interesting facts and feedback on their experience at Richmond County Bank Ballpark.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for your support of the Staten Island Yankees and helping make a difference in the lives of many affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Inside the SIY Front Office – Tom Phillips

ImageWhat is your title and your job responsibilities? 

Finance Manager- I’m responsible for all of the day-to-day finance and human resource functions for the team, as well as strategic planning, operations, and acting as liaison with our concessionaire.  I have the privilege of working to help develop all aspects of the business, from how we put together our ticket packages, to setting sponsor partnerships and fulfillment levels, helping craft other non-baseball events here at Richmond County Ballpark, formulating strategy on how we go to market and what channels we use to communicate our messages, and numerous other behind the scenes functions.  During the season I work with the seasonal staff and assist in game operations, as well as serve as a mentor to our younger staffers.

What do you enjoy most about working for the Staten Island Yankees?

Two things.  First, the fact that I’m fortunate enough to wake up every morning and know that I’m commuting to a baseball stadium for a living.  Second is being lucky enough to work for a Yankee affiliate, knowing that they are the best in the business, especially being a lifelong fan.

Who is your favorite Staten Island Yankees player of the past?

Francisco Cervelli, he’s tenacious, funny, and a heck of a backstop. 

Describe the experience fans will encounter at Richmond County Bank Ballpark this summer.

For baseball fans, the nice thing about attending our games is that you get access to see the players before they make it big.  Cano, Cervelli, Gardner, Nunes, Phelps, they’re all up in the Bronx now, and getting autographs and face time with them is next to impossible.  At our park, you can see these players before they make it in the big league.  Our crop of players from a few years passed is poised to make contributions on the diamond in 2014, with Mason Williams, Gary Sanchez, and Tyler Austin waiting in the wings now.   For casual fans out here for the simple entertainment value, we provide a fun and exciting event every time.  In-game entertainment, quality concession offerings, private areas for group outings, fan recognition and participation, you name it, we’ve got it.  Oh, and they play baseball here as well.   For the cost of dinner and a movie you can come out and watch the future Yankees play some quality baseball and have a fun night out for the family, that’s our value proposition and it’s a great one.

Inside the SIY Front Office – Brian Levine

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What is your title and your job responsibilities?
Vice President, Ticket Sales: My job responsibilities are to manage and direct all aspects of the ticket sales department. It starts with the hiring, training, and mentoring the sales executive staff. I’m responsible to create ticket products and pricing that will ensure positioning the company to maximize greatest potential in all areas of ticket revenue. I’m in charge of crafting theme nights and promotional give–a-ways to generate more fan participation. My department’s role is simply to drive revenues by selling tickets which include, Full Season, Partial Plan, Group and Premium Suite tickets to our 38 regular season plus post season home games. It is my job to ensure that the people who purchase tickets receive the best possible value and service when attending a Staten Island Yankees game. I also oversee the marketing of our ticket products, promotions, and assist with Community involvement initiatives.

What do you enjoy most about working for the Staten Island Yankees?
I enjoy the work environment and enjoy the fact that the entire staff is dedicated, loyal, and committed to achieve nothing but success.

Who is your favorite Staten Island Yankees player of the past?
I would have to say that my favorite Staten Island Yankees player of the past
is Brett Gardner, he’s a lefty like me.

Describe the experience fans will encounter at Richmond County Bank Ballpark this summer.
Fans will get to experience a fan-friendly, family fun, affordable & enjoyable
outing when they come to our ballpark. Not to mention, they will get to see
one of the most breath taking views of the Statue of Liberty and New York’s
Skyline from any seat in our ballpark! Don’t forget about the post-game fireworks every Friday and Saturday.

Inside the SIY Front Office – Jillian Wright

 

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What is your title and your job responsibilities?

My job title at the Staten Island Yankees is Manager, Sponsor Services.  My job responsibilities include fulfillment and planning of 15-20 sponsorship packages including elements such as signage, promotions, events, hospitality, etc. I work directly with the sponsors to create new innovative promotions, events, etc. to maximize goals of the sponsor’s investment for their sponsorship.

Some new responsibilities for this year have included prospecting, preparing proposals and cultivating new sponsor relationships with our Senior VP of Corporate Sales.

What do you enjoy most about working for the Staten Island Yankees?

What I enjoy the most about working for the Staten Island Yankees is being part of a great front office staff who works tirelessly throughout the off-season to make every aspect of the season from entertainment, to sponsorship and promotions be enjoyable to the fans from Opening Day until the last game of the season.

Who is your favorite Staten Island Yankees player of the past?

Even though I’ve been here for two seasons…it’s cool to see the players such as Mason Williams, Tyler Austin and Saxon Butler from just the past 2 years move up the Yankees minor league teams. I really enjoyed the 2011 Staten Island Yankees team….my first season here and we won the NY Penn-League…as a life-long baseball and Yankee fan, it was a great experience/season.

Describe the experience fans will encounter at Richmond County Bank Ballpark this summer.

This season at Richmond County Bank Ballpark fans will enjoy some new in-game entertainment, some different theme nights along with cool, fun giveaways! Make sure to come out Richmond County Bank Ballpark this season for some great family-fun entertainment.

Thank you Thursday – 3.4.13

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The Staten Island Yankees are proud to announce a new program that will be put in place every Thursday to thank you the fans for your support and in turn donate funds to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation that benefits victims of Hurricane Sandy.

From Thursday, April 4th until Thursday, July 25th the Staten Island Yankees will donate $1 to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation for every season & ticket plan sale. Every Thursday, we’ll announce the grand total of funds committed to the Stephen Siller Foundation as a result of the fans support!

Throughout the season, we will also highlight a number of loyal season ticket holders on the official Staten Island Yankees blog that will include interesting facts and feedback on their experience at Richmond County Bank Ballpark.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for your support of the Staten Island Yankees and helping make a difference in the lives of many affected by Hurricane Sandy.