Somerset Patriots Looking To Hire A Kid CEO In 2016

kidceo2015newsBridgewater, NJ – The Somerset Patriots have teamed up once again with their partners at Spearhead Staffing to hire a Kid CEO for the 2016 season.


Interviews for the Kid CEO will be conducted during the Patriots Fan Fest event on Saturday, April 9th from 12:00-3:00 pm. All young fans ages 8-15 that are interested are encouraged to attend Fan Fest and check in by the elevator on the main concourse to interview.


Five finalists will be selected from the interviews at Fan Fest and will return to a designated Somerset Patriots game to address the crowd on why they want to be the Kid CEO.


“We are excited to sponsor the Kid CEO promotion again this year in partnership with the Somerset Patriots.  Last years’ experience was outstanding for both Spearhead Staffing and the contest winner.  Throughout the process, we were able to see a number of young Patriots fans grow in confidence, demonstrate their passion for Patriots baseball, and watch the selected Kid CEO learn a number of valuable lessons about baseball operations.  Spearhead Staffing is once again partnering with a great organization with the aim to make this year’s event even better for the children and families of Somerset County,” said Doug Bryson, President of Spearhead Staffing.


As the Kid CEO, the young fan will follow front office staff members during the games to learn about ticketing, merchandising, promotions, media, marketing, and ballpark operations. The Kid CEO will sit in on Patriots staff meetings and write about the experiences he/she has in the position. The Kid CEO will also receive a personalized Somerset Patriots jersey, tickets to five games, a ceremonial first pitch for a game, and a meet and greet with Sparky Lyle and the players. This is the seventh time that the team will name a Kid CEO.


“We are excited to work with Spearhead Staffing again to provide a young fan with an enjoyable experience while also teaching them the daily operation and responsibilities of a professional baseball team,” said Patrick McVerry, President and General Manager of the Somerset Patriots. “It’s been a successful program that has taught the participants a lot about our industry and has even created a passion in them to pursue a career in sports.”


Spearhead Staffing is an award winning IT staffing company privately held and headquartered in the New York metropolitan area. Spearhead Staffing specializes in the Life Sciences industries such as Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Biotechnology. Spearhead Staffing aggressively sources talented professionals that combine years of valuable industry experience and domain knowledge with certified vendor training. Utilizing their proven RightHire Recruiting Process, Spearhead Staffing reduces the risk associated with hiring and identify the best person for each company’s culture and skill needs.


The Somerset Patriots won their Atlantic League leading sixth championship during the 2015 season. Tickets are now on-sale for the upcoming 2016 season and the schedule can be viewed at www.somersetpatriots.com. For more information or to purchase tickets for the 2016 season, stop by TD Bank Ballpark, call (908) 252-0700, or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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