Chinooks Announce Ownership Change
Menomonee Falls, Wis. – The owners of Milwaukee Baseball Academy, David Casey and Todd Kolosso, have announced that BYB Sports Investment Group has acquired the Lakeshore Chinooks Baseball Club of the Northwoods League.
BYB Sports Investment Group, led by Casey and Kolosso, is made up of community stakeholders who see the value that the Chinooks franchise brings to the community.
“We are incredibly excited for this opportunity to lead the Chinooks franchise moving forward,” Casey said. “There is no doubt that Chinooks baseball has been a staple in the community for close to a decade. We plan to continue the great tradition of baseball at Kapco Park for our players, our personnel, our fans, and our community.”
The previous ownership group, led by Jim Kacmarcik, president of Kapco Metal Stamping, minority owners Robin Yount and Bob Uecker, along with other local businessmen, have owned the team since the start of the franchise in 2012.
“We want to thank Jim Kacmarcik and the Chinooks founding ownership group for building such a successful and community-oriented franchise,” Kolosso said. “We are confident that our experience operating Milwaukee Baseball Academy, as well as our history in delivering premier baseball programs across the area, will position us to not only continue to deliver a winning product on the field at Kapco Park, but to further enhance families’ exposure to Chinooks baseball.”
Chinooks management and supporting staff will remain in place moving forward, including general manager Eric Snodgrass and assistant general manager Rob Rothe.
The organization will continue to deliver a platform for college baseball players to better themselves both on and off the field, while pursuing their dreams of becoming professional baseball players.
The Lakeshore Chinooks are a member of the Northwoods League, the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players. The Northwoods League is the largest organized collegiate baseball league in the world with 22 teams. With it’s friendly ballpark settings and high level of competition, it draws significantly more fans than any other league of its kind. All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.lakeshorechinooks.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You can also download the Northwoods League Mobile App and set the Chinooks as your favorite team.