The Somerset Patriots have teamed up with their partners at Spearhead Staffing to hire a Kid CEO for the 2018 season.
Interviews for the Kid CEO will be conducted during the Patriots Fan Fest on Saturday, April 14th from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. All young fans ages 10-15 that are interested are encouraged to attend Fan Fest and check in by the press box to interview.
Five finalists will be selected from the interviews and will return to a designated Somerset Patriots game to address the crowd on why they want to be the Kid CEO.
"We are excited to sponsor the Kid CEO promotion once again with the Somerset Patriots. The past few years have been great experiences for both Spearhead Staffing and the contest winner,” said Doug Bryson, President of Spearhead Staffing. “We were able to see a number of young Patriots fans grow in confidence, demonstrate their passion for the team, and watch the selected Kid CEO learn a number of valuable lessons about baseball operations. Spearhead Staffing is once again partnering with a great organization with the aim to make this year's promotion even better for the children and families of Somerset County."
As the Kid CEO, the young fan will follow front office staff members during the games to learn about ticketing, merchandising, promotions, media, marketing, and ballpark operations. The Kid CEO will sit in on Patriots staff meetings and write about the experiences he/she has in the position. The Kid CEO will also receive a personalized Somerset Patriots jersey, tickets to five games, a ceremonial first pitch for a game, and a meet and greet with Sparky Lyle and the players. This is the eighth time that the team will name a Kid CEO.
“We are excited to work once again with our great partners at Spearhead Staffing to provide a young fan with an enjoyable experience, while also teaching them the daily operation and responsibilities of a professional baseball team,” said Patrick McVerry, President and General Manager of the Somerset Patriots. “It’s a fun program that has really helped create a passion in past participants to pursue a career in sports.”
Spearhead Staffing is Somerset County’s award-winning IT staffing and recruiting company specializing in the Life Sciences, Financial Services, Hospital and Healthcare industries. Spearhead Staffing consistently sources technology professionals that combine years of technical experience with industry knowledge and certified training. Utilizing their proven RightHire Recruiting Process, Spearhead Staffing reduces the risk associated with hiring by identifying the best person to match each company’s culture and environment.