General Manager of River Bandits to speak at Windmill Center


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Posted Online: March 15, 2013, 11:17 am
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Press release submitted by Fulton Chamber of Commerce


Stephanie Brown, 2012 general manager of the Davenport River Bandits, will speak at Wild Winter Wednesday @ the Windmill Cultural Center in Fulton on March 27, 2013. As the River Bandits general manager during the 2012 season, she helped the team welcome its highest single-season attendance since 1995. In February 2013, Stephanie became the Executive Director of Modern Woodmen Park. Her presentation in Fulton will focus on the history of baseball in Davenport and plans for added attractions.
Brown is a graduate of Flagler College in St. Augustine Florida. After working with the Jacksonville Suns, she joined the Bandits in 2007. She has been the three-time winner of the Midwest League Female Executive of the Year award. The originally scheduled WWW program on baseball stadiums is replaced by Brown's presentation.
The weekly programs begin at 9 a.m. with coffee, tea, and a treat with the speaker presentation at 9:20. The event is free and open to the public, and the facility is accessible to person with disabilities.

















 



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