The Wheat City Whiskey Jacks (summer collegiate; Expedition League) have named a new general manager, appointing Ray Walker to the position. Walker’s appointment with the upstart Brandon, Manitoba-based team is effective immediately.
Walker has experience in broadcast radio ownership, sales, and as an on-air host. He has also worked in sales and marketing for several junior hockey teams and as an assistant general manager in junior hockey. Walker’s professional experience as a community events manager and concert promoter for a municipality will also benefit the team. He was born in Winnipeg and is a long-time resident of Brandon.
“We’re very blessed to have Ray join us for our inaugural season of Whiskey Jacks baseball in the Wheat City”, said Steve Wagner, Expedition League President. “Ray brings impressive experience to this role and his enthusiasm and excitement for the Whiskey Jacks, our corporate partners, our fans, and the community is contagious”.
“The opportunity to help launch this team for Brandon and Westman is an absolute thrill!,” said Walker. “The Whiskey Jacks are in a perfect position to succeed with great partners as we provide incredible collegiate baseball talent and nonstop FUN and entertainment for our fans all summer long at Andrews Field”.
The Whiskey Jacks open the season on the road against the Souris Valley Sabre Dogs at Corbett Field in Minot, ND on Friday and Saturday May 24 and 25. The team returns to the Wheat City for their inaugural season home opener vs. the Sabre Dogs on Tuesday May 28.