Rafters New Front Office Addition Marks First Female Dominated Office in Northwoods League
Wisconsin Rapids, WI – Following the conclusion of the 2020 season the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters announce the addition of Chloe de Vries to the front office staff as the Marketing and Public Relations Manager.
De Vries started her baseball career with the Rafters as a marketing intern and on-field emcee during the 2018 season and returned in May 2020 as the Seasonal Marketing Manager. De Vries will handle all media and public relations, as well as oversee the promotional team to enhance the fun, fan involved experience offered at Witter Field.
“The one thing I love about working at this level of baseball is the fact that you gain experience in everything from ballpark operations to ticket sales and marketing,” de Vries said. “I am ready to learn and contribute to this fantastic organization.”
As a graduate of Chapman University, de Vries accomplished a degree in Communication Studies. At Chapman she worked with the athletics department for four years as the Sports Information Student Assistant and served as the PA Announcer for all sports. During her time in college, de Vries interned with the Los Angeles Clippers Public Relations department for two seasons. When not at the ballpark, she loves to run, hangout with her family, and support the Angels!
De Vries joins Hannah Jurgens, Assistant General Manager, on the Rafters staff. Jurgens is going on her fourth season with the Rafters. With two females and one male, the Rafters front office is officially female dominated. This marks the first female dominated front office in the organization’s history, as well as Northwoods League history.
“This is a huge milestone! Not only within our organization and the Northwoods League, but for all women in sports,” Jurgens stated. “It’s just a small step to breaking down barriers in a male dominated industry, but it’s a step. I hope to inspire the next girl who has dreams of working in sports.”
The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters 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’ 27th 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 245 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, 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-Star Jordan Zimmermann (DET). 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 www.raftersbaseball.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Rafters as your favorite team.