Today, The San Rafael Pacifics sent out a press release to the media about the future of their team.
August 29, 2018
The San Rafael Pacifics ownership group announced today that the team will be offered for sale at the conclusion of the 2018 season.
The independent minor league baseball team has been in operation since 2012, having won over that span three Pacific Association championships, the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 “Large Business of the Year Award” and “The Spirit of Marin Award” and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 “Business Diversity Award”.
“We’ve thoroughly enjoyed every minute of offering the Pacifics to the Marin County community,” said Pacifics Managing Principal Owner Eugene Lupario. “But, after seven years of owning the team we’ve decided to step aside and allow new owners to come in to take the team to the next level.”
The team has received critical praise for their active participation in numerous community outreach programs including, among others, hospital visits, school reading programs, nonprofit donations and fundraisers, free baseball clinics and equipment giveaways to underserved youth and cause-based awareness programs.
“Hopefully, we’ve done some really great things for our fans, the community and for the game of baseball,” said Pacifics President and General Manager Mike Shapiro. “Our ownership group has been nothing short of amazing in their support for keeping the Pacifics going over all these years. They’ve given generously of their time, resources and money.”
Home games are played at historic Albert Park in downtown San Rafael and the team has led the league in attendance and revenues each year of their existence.
The Pacifics play in the 6-team Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs, the only remaining independent league based on the West Coast. In addition to San Rafael, the league is composed of teams in Sonoma, Napa, Vallejo, Pittsburg and Martinez. Players in the league have either been drafted by major league clubs and released or are undrafted former collegiate players. The league offers such players an opportunity to demonstrate their capabilities in order to hopefully climb to higher levels of professional baseball.
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