Our chat with Ryne Goralski, General Manager of the Kenosha Kingfish in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Who are the Kenosha Kingfish?
The Kenosha Kingfish are a baseball team based in Kenosha, Wisconsin. They are a member of the Northwoods League, which is a summer collegiate baseball league made up of teams from the Midwest and Canada. The team was founded in 2014 and plays its home games at Historic Simmons Field, a ballpark with a long and storied history. The Kingfish are known for their fun and unique game-day promotions, which range from costume contests to celebrity appearances to post-game fireworks shows. They have a strong commitment to community involvement and are dedicated to giving back to the Kenosha area. Overall, the Kenosha Kingfish are a beloved part of the local community and a fun and exciting team to watch during the summer months.
What is your favorite part of working in baseball?
Working in baseball is a rewarding experience, and my favorite part is the people involved. The fans bring excitement and enthusiasm, while coworkers share a passion for the game. Part-time staff are the backbone of any organization, and coaches play a vital role in shaping player talent. Whether it's collaborating with coworkers or being inspired by fans, the people involved make working in baseball a truly special experience.
How do the Kingfish aim to impact the community?
As an organization, we prioritize giving back to the community that supports us. We partner with local organizations and charities, host events and activities, and go out into the community to promote healthy habits and education. By investing our time and resources in the Kenosha community, we're able to make a positive impact and create a strong bond between the Kingfish and the people we serve.
What does "Support Local Baseball" mean to you?
Repping your team when you're out in public or away from the stadium! Get the brand out there and help it grow. When I see people in the community wearing Kingfish gear, they are truly Supporting Local Baseball right here at home!