PORTLAND PICKLES BASEBALL ANNOUNCES SEAHAWKS PLAYER AND COLLiDE CO-FOUNDER AS NEW OWNERS
Wed April 5th press conference at 1:00pm at Jupiter Hotel
PORTLAND, Ore. (April 4, 2017) —The Portland Pickles, Portland's only collegiate wood-bat team and charter member of the Great West League, are excited to announce a transition in ownership. Jon Ryan, punter for the Seattle Seahawks and Alan Miller, co-founder of COLLiDE, will join Bill Stewart as new team owners for the team’s second season. As part, Ryan, Miller and Stewart will be hosting a press conference tomorrow, April 5th at 1:00PM in the DreamBOX Room in the Jupiter Hotel at 800 E Burnside St, Portland, Oregon.
During tomorrow’s press conference, all three new owners will share the updated vision for this year’s Portland Pickles season, including updates to the stadium, new event nights and what this new ownership truly means for the city of Portland. We welcome all press to attend and come with questions.
“Both Jon Ryan and Alan Miller bring a unique skillset and experience to the table that will bring invaluable additions to the Portland Pickles,” said owner Bill Stewart. “I’m excited for us to work together to provide great baseball and entertainment for the Portland community.”
For those who are not able to attend tomorrow’s press conference, we encourage you to reach out with any questions pertaining to the new ownership or the upcoming 2017 season.
About the Portland Pickles: The Portland Pickles are a collegiate wood-bat baseball team founded in 2015 and based in Portland, Oregon. They are charter members of the Great West League and play their home games at Walker Stadium in Portland's Lents Park. The Pickles are all about FUN and are recognized for presenting the best entertainment package in the Portland area. Pickles baseball is affordable family entertainment. The Pickles offer special discounts to groups and fundraising opportunities for organizations throughout the community.
The Great West League is one of the premier summer collegiate wood-bat leagues in North America, providing a professional, minor league-like atmosphere for top college players seeking professional baseball careers, while providing affordable family entertainment and enriching the quality of life in its member communities.
About Bill Stewart: A career hockey executive, Bill made the jump to baseball and was instrumental to the success of the team's inaugural season. He has fifteen years of experience operating minor league hockey teams, most recently with the Wenatchee Wild of the British Columbia Hockey League. Bill also served as CEO of the Colorado Eagles of the ECHL, where he helped orchestrate a record of 424 consecutive sold-out home games.
About Jon Ryan: Ryan is a Canadian professional American football punter for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). He helped the Seahawks win the Vince Lombardi Trophy in Super Bowl XLVIII over the Denver Broncos. He played college football for the University of Regina Rams, and began his professional career with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League (CFL) after being selected in the Canadian College Draft. He was then signed by the Green Bay Packers of the NFL in 2006 and joined the Seahawks in 2008.
About Alan Miller: Alan Miller has over 20 years’ experience in entertainment and cultural marketing. Over that time, he founded COLLiDE Agency, Culture Collide festival, Travel with Purpose media network and co-founded influential music and culture magazine FILTER. Since 2014, COLLiDE agency has developed marketing campaigns for innovative companies including Landmark Theatres, E&J Gallo, Converse, MARS, Dr. Martens, Macy’s and dozens more.
About COLLiDE Sport: COLLiDE is a North American boutique agency weaving brands into the cultural fabric in meaningful ways. Building on its decade-plus foundation of cross-cultural marketing experience, the COLLiDE agency sets a new charter for brands to explore. COLLiDE specializes in full brand integration. Current COLLiDE agency clients include Hard Rock Hotels, MARS, Dr. Martens, Gallo Spirits, Barefoot Wine, Jack Mason Watches, Silvercar, Landmark Theatres, JanSport, and many others.