November 16, 2012 - North American League (NAmL) - San Rafael Pacifics
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. - The San Rafael Pacifics Baseball Club have announced a new ownership group that will oversee club operations in 2013 and beyond. Redwood Sports and Entertainment Group, LLC, have purchased the assets of the San Rafael Pacifics and Sonoma County Grapes.
The ownership group of Mike Shapiro, along with current minority partners, Eugene Lupario and Steve Allan, will administer day-to-day operations of the Pacifics, effective immediately.
"We are excited to take control of the Pacifics, and look forward to providing San Rafael with affordable, family fun at Albert Park," said Shaprio, Pacifics team president and general manager.
Original creator of the Pacifics and former principal owner, Brian Clark, elected to sell his steak in the team after the inaugural season, sighting an inability to be involved as much as he wished. Mr. Clark, who lives in East Bay with his wife and two young children, wanted the team to be in the hands of locally based ownership. Shapiro and Lupario are both residents of Marin County.
The Pacifics are hoping to release their 2013 schedule in Jan. of 2013, and are working hard this offseason to
build business and community relationships that will endure for years to come. Season ticket plans will be
available as soon as the schedule is released.