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Chris Ward Stepping Down as Fond du Lac Dock Spiders GM

September 23, 2021 - Northwoods League (Northwoods) - Fond du Lac Dock Spiders News Release

FOND DU LAC, WI - The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders are announcing today that General Manager Chris Ward will be stepping down from his current position and leaving the organization in the coming months.

Ward, a graduate from Illinois State University, joined the Dock Spiders in the Fall of 2016 as the Director of Ticket Sales. He was promoted to Assistant General Manager after two successful seasons. In the Fall of 2019, Ward was named the Dock Spiders General Manager and guided the team through the 2020 and 2021 seasons.

"Chris has been a member of the Dock Spiders organization from the beginning and has been a key contributor to the success we have achieved in Fond du Lac," said Dock Spiders President/CEO, Rob Zerjav. "We are excited to see what his next career step might be and wish Chris nothing but the best in his next endeavor."

Ward noted that the decision to leave the Dock Spiders was a difficult one as he has made many lasting connections with the Fond du Lac community and fans.

"I will forever be grateful to Ryan and Rob for giving me an opportunity to fulfill my dream of working in a front office of a sports team and allowing me to be a part of the start-up of the Dock Spiders five years ago," Ward said. "To the fans, host families, ticket package holders, sponsors, and Fond du Lac County, thank you for supporting this team and me throughout the years. You made this a great place to call home the past five years and provided an incredible experience that will never be replaced."

The Dock Spiders will be announcing new staff additions next week.

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