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Wolves GM Stephanie Bike Named one of 40 under 40 Outstanding NH Citizens

January 30, 2009 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Manchester Wolves News Release

MANCHESTER, NH-- For years the Manchester Wolves and the arenafootball 2 league have known that Stephanie Bike is someone truly special. Now everyone in the state of New Hampshire recognizes that as well.

This week, Bike was named as one of "40 Under 40" outstanding young citizens by the New Hampshire Union Leader, the Granite State's only statewide daily newspaper. The honors program recognizes the state's emerging leaders from the worlds of business, medicine, law, education, politics, and non-profit agencies who are helping to make New Hampshire a better place to live through their contributions.

"Stephanie has been working for us for four years and this is her first as the general manager. To have her named as one of the top 40 leaders under 40 is outstanding," said Steve Schubert, Wolves principal owner. "But we're not surprised because we have known all along that she is excellent and extraordinary."

In addition to being one of the few women in the country running a professional sports franchise, Bike, 32, is actively involved in community service. She serves on the board of the American Heart Association in NH and is the co-chair of that agency's annual Heart Ball. The wife and mother of two young children also donated bone marrow to a total stranger in 2008 after being inspired by the story of a baby who was in need of a transplant.

Bike, a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, was the Wolves director of corporate operations for three years before being promoted to general manager after the completion of last season, the most successful in the history of the franchise. She formerly worked in the editorial, marketing, and advertising departments of Maxim and Stuff Magazines in New York and ran a personal assistant business in Connecticut called "Those Girls."

She credits Schubert, a successful businessman in Manchester and a former professional player in the National Football League, as an inspiration.

"He has been a great mentor to me in the past few years as well as in the transition to becoming the team's general manager," she said.

The Wolves open their 2009 af2 season in March as they continue their quest for the ArenaCup championship.

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