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Published On: December 12th, 2019

Grafton, WI – The Lakeshore Chinooks are excited to announce the hiring of Sam Weninger to the team’s front office staff. He will assume the role of Assistant Operations & Sales Manager.

Chinooks Assistant GM, Eric Snodgrass had the following to say about the hiring of Weninger: “Sam is the perfect example and story of someone making the most of their opportunities in the sports business world right out off school. He came to us last January as an intern, worked hard day in and day out and then received an offer to stay with us seasonal in a paid role for the 2019 season. Sam continued to prove he would be a valuable asset to the team which led to our organization bringing him onboard this fall full time.”

Weninger started out as a Sales and Marketing intern in January of 2019 before becoming a sales associate for the 2019 season.

In his new role, Sam will oversee the team’s reading program and community related programs. Sam will also assist with the day to day operations in the team’s ticket operations and sales, operations including stadium operations, plus concessions and hospitality.

He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse with a degree in Recreation Management and is currently working towards his masters degree in Sports Administration. Born and raised in West Bend, Sam still resides there.

The Lakeshore Chinooks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 26th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 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, over 230 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB All-Stars Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (MIA). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Chinooks as your favorite team.