Pelicans Recognized


September 24, 2001
Contact: Bryan Dolgin, Director of Media & Public Relations

Pelicans Recognized
Dolgin To Leave, New Roles Announced

MYRTLE BEACH, SC — The Carolina League field managers and umpires recognized the Myrtle Beach Pelicans as having the league’s finest organization in 2001. The managers and umpires graded each team in the categories of clubhouse facilities, clubhouse services, lights, playing surface, front office cooperation, bullpens, dugouts and host hotel. The Pelicans’ average score from the managers and umpires was 4.57 out of a possible 5.

Quote – Gary Saunders, Myrtle Beach Pelicans General Manager: “The results of this balloting only confirms what I have believed all along – We have a first class staff and facility right here in Myrtle Beach. I am very proud of our entire operation and believe our great people are the true reason for this recognition.”

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans front office is undergoing some changes. Bryan Dolgin, the Director of Media & Public Relations, is leaving the Pelicans to join the expansion Joliet (IL) Jackhammers of the independent Northern League. He will be that team’s Dir. of Broadcasting, Media & Public Relations including being the “Voice of the Jackhammers.” Dolgin, 26, has been with the Pelicans through their first three seasons and joined the team in January of ’99. This week is his last with the Pelicans.

Rob Stockhausen’s role with the Pelicans was expanded to Corporate Sales Manager. Stockhausen, 29, just completed his first season with the Pelicans and was a Corporate Sales Executive. Chris Millar, 25, has moved into his new role as Marketing Consultant/Group Sales. Michele Dreistadt, 23, is now a Group Sales Manager. Millar and Dreistadt were both Group Sales Trainees during their first season in the Pelicans’ ticket department.

Richard Graves, 28, was the Pelicans Ticket Operations Trainee this past season, and he has changed roles to become the Retail Manager in the Pelican Pro Shop. Patrick Coakley, the 2001 Carolina League Groundskeeper of the Year, and Jamie Toole, the Pelicans Director of Stadium Operations, have added the role of Marketing Consultant to their current seasonal titles. Marketing Consultant means they will be working within the corporate sales department. Coakley, 29, and Toole, 23, just completed their second season each with the Pelicans. All of these positions are full-time, year round occupations.

Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. is a diversified communications company which owns and/or operates WRAL-TV, WRAL-Digital, WRAL-FM, Microspace, the North Carolina News Network, DTV Plus, Wolfpack Sports Marketing, and Capitol Sports Management in Raleigh, NC; WJZY-TV and WWWB-TV in Charlotte, NC; WILM-TV in Wilmington, NC; WRAZ-TV and the Durham Bulls Baseball Club in Durham, NC; and the Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball Club in Myrtle Beach, SC; Capitol Broadcasting Company also founded Local TV on Satellite in Raleigh, NC.

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