Brad Taylor, an employee of the Bowling Green Hot Rods (Low Class A; Sally League) since the very beginning as GM and CEO, has been rewarded for his hard work: he’s now president of the team.
“Based on the overwhelming support in our first two years, we see a great potential for growth,” said Art Solomon, owner of DSF Sports, which owns the team. “This promotion speaks to the tremendous guidance Brad has provided since the beginning and will provide in the future as we become a cornerstone in this community.”
Under Taylor’s guidance, the Hot Rods have made tremendous strides in their first two years in South Central Kentucky. After overseeing construction of a new ballpark, Taylor spearheaded the franchise’s daily operations in 2009 and 2010. During those seasons nearly half-a-million fans have been introduced to the fun and excitement of Hot Rods baseball.
“Opening a new ballpark and starting a franchise was a rewarding task,” said DSF Sports President Rick Brenner. “Brad’s experience, work ethic, and skill set will ensure that the Hot Rods continue to provide the best experience for our fans for years to come.”
A focus on the off-season impact has been a trademark of Taylor’s leadership in Bowling Green. The team has developed in-school programs to promote literacy and the arts while also donating hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of goods and services to local organizations and causes. The ballpark has also been opened to the community for high school and Western Kentucky University baseball games, charity softball games, and community events like the LifeSkills Run for Autism.
“It has been an exciting two years, being part of this team as it grew from an idea into a reality,” said Taylor. “I want to thank Art Solomon and Rick Brenner for the opportunity to be part of something special and I look forward to working with a fantastic staff to cultivate and grow existing and new relationships in our community.”
Taylor’s new position is effective immediately.
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