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Published On: October 8th, 2014

The Lakeshore Chinooks are proud to announce the hiring of Ashley Sugden to the team’s front office.

Sugden will be the organization’s sales and marketing coordinator. She will assist with all sponsor and ticket fulfillment as well as focusing on bringing in new clients for group outings, season tickets, and new sponsorship opportunities. Ashley will also handle a number of additional duties such as the team’s newly created reading program, merchandise, mascot appearances, donation requests, and working closely with the Chinooks’ intern staff.

“We are very excited to be adding Ashley to our front office. Her experience with the Chinooks in 2014 and passion for the industry will truly help us take our sponsorship and ticket sales to the next level,” stated Chinooks sales manager Eric Snodgrass.

Ashley has been with the Chinooks since January of this year. She began her time with the Chinooks as a ticket sales intern before becoming a sales associate for the team in May. She is responsible for bringing a number of new groups and season ticket holders out to Kapco Park to experience Chinooks baseball.

Sugden graduated from Kent State in August with a degree in Sports Administration. During her schooling, she was an intern for the Kent State Football program with a focus on their recruiting program. She also assisted the athletic director at Roosevelt High School in Kent, Ohio. She is originally from Vandalia, OH.

The Lakeshore Chinooks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 21st season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 115 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (DET) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (STL) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League YouTube channel. For more information, visit