Colorado Spring SkySox

In 2015, the Sky Sox became the new Triple-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers

The Colorado Springs Sky Sox and the Milwaukee Brewers signed a two-year Player Development Contract during a press conference at Security Service Field on October 2, 2014. With the signing of the agreement, the Sky Sox officially became the Triple-A Affiliate of the Brewers who in turn became the third major league affiliate in team history (Cleveland Indians – 1988-1992, Colorado Rockies – 1993-2004).

The award-winning team was established nearly 100 years ago, in 1918, and was purchased in 1981 by David G. Elmore. Mr. Elmore moved the team from Hawaii to Colorado Springs in 1988. During the first season, the Sky Sox moved from Spurgeon Stadium to the brand new Sky Sox Stadium, now known as Security Service Field.

According to the PCL Office, the Sky Sox franchise is an original member of the Pacific Coast League. The name “Sky Sox” is in honor of the Colorado Springs team that played at Memorial Park from 1950 through 1958.

From 1988 to 1992, the Sky Sox were the Triple-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. Since 1993, Colorado Springs has been the top affiliate of the Colorado Rockies. The Sky Sox won two PCL (Pacific Coast League) titles, in 1992 and again in 1995.

Tony Ensor

Tony Ensor is entering his ninth season as President and General Manager of the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. Tony joined the Sky Sox after 15 seasons with the Birmingham Barons. During his time with the Birmingham Barons, Mr. Ensor served as President and General Manager of the Double-A, Southern League organization. During his first eight seasons, Mr. Ensor oversaw significant changes and additions in the franchise’s history, including the completion of a multi-million dollar facility facelift. This $8.5 million dollar renovation was designed to enhance the overall fan experience, and give the Colorado Springs community a competitive, state-of-the-art facility that they can be proud of. Under Mr. Ensor’s guidance, the club set an all-time franchise attendance record in 2011. For the past four seasons, attendance continues to break records, and continues to match and surpass the 300,000 mark. Mr. Ensor's goals are to create a memorable entertainment experience for the whole family and to transform the casual visitor into a die-hard baseball fan.

San Antonio Missions

As the 2013 Texas League Champions, the San Antonio Missions participated in over 100 community events and programs during their successful season.

The San Antonio Missions is a minor league baseball team based in San Antonio, Texas. Since 1987, the team has been the Double-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres major league club. Also since 1987, the San Antonio Missions have been a valued member of the Elmore family of companies.

Previously, the Missions have won eight Texas League Championships: 1908, 1933, 1950, 1961, 1964, 1987, 1997, and 2011. We are currently the 2013 Texas League Champions. Additionally, the Missions are a proud recipient of the prestigious Bob Frietas Award for Best Double A Team Award and the Best Overall Team Award, presented by Baseball America.

Burl Yarbrough

Burl was named the 2011 Bill Valentine Texas League Executive of the Year. The 2014 season will be Burl Yarbrough’s 27th in the Alamo City. Yarbrough came to San Antonio in November, 1987 as the General Manager of the club, then adding the title of President in 1998 to his long resume of professional baseball leadership. Before guiding the Missions, Yarbrough worked in Phoenix (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) and in Florence and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (Class-A, South Atlantic League). During his tenure in San Antonio, Yarbrough and the franchise have experienced much success. The Missions have led the Texas League in attendance in five different seasons, including setting a then league record of 411,989 fans in 1994. That season, San Antonio was awarded the Bob Freitas Award by Baseball America. Burl was named the 2011 Bill Valentine Texas League Executive of the Year, making it the third time he has won the award. He previously was honored following the 1989 and 1994 seasons. In 2013, the Missions captured the Texas League crown, the 13th in franchise history. It was San Antonio’s sixth championship in the Yarbrough era, joining the 1997, 2002, 2003, 2007 and 2011 title squads. A native of Fort Worth, TX, Yarbrough earned his Bachelor’s Degree in marketing from the University of Texas at Arlington and his Master’s Degree in sports administration from St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida. Burl and his wife Tracey have two daughters, Taylor and Alex, and reside in Boerne, TX.

Idaho Falls Chukars

The Idaho Falls Chukars is a minor league baseball team in Idaho Falls, Idaho, in the Pioneer League.

Started in 1940, the baseball club was originally named The Russets. The Elmore Sports Group Ltd. acquired the team in 1985. For almost a decade, from 1986 to 1994, the Chukars operated as a farm team for the Atlanta Braves, taking the name Idaho Falls Braves during that period. The team was affiliated with the San Diego Padres from 1995 to 2003.

Currently, the Chukars are affiliated with the Kansas City Royals.

In 2010, the team was the recipient of the prestigious Bob Frietas Organization of the Year Award, from Baseball America.

The Idaho Falls Chukars have won three League titles and seven Division titles.

Kevin Greene

This year, Kevin Greene begins his 23rd season in Idaho Falls and his 33rd year in professional baseball. Previously Kevin, he worked in the AAA International League with the Rochester Red Wings (Baltimore Orioles) from 1984-1991, and the Tidewater Tides (New York Mets) in 1992. Mr. Greene’s peers voted him Pioneer League Executive of the Year four times in 1995, 1998, 2001, and again in 2013. Hailing from Waddington, NY, Mr. Greene is married to his lovely wife, Bridget, and has two children, Patrick (20) and Kerry (14). When away from the park, Mr. Greene enjoys a round of golf and skiing in fresh powder.

Inland Empire 66ers

The Inland Empire 66ers won five Minor League Titles in 1995, 1999, 2000, 2003, and 2006.

As a Class A-Advanced Minor League affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the Inland Empire 66ers, play in San Bernardino, California and compete in the California League.

Dave Elmore and Donna Tuttle bought the team in 1992, and named the team the 66ers as a tribute to the historic Route 66.

From 1995 to 2000, the 66ers were affiliated with the Los Angeles Dodgers. From 2001 to 2006, the team was affiliated with the Seattle Mariners, and from 2007 to 2010, the team worked again with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Currently, the 66ers are affiliated with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

The Inland Empire 66ers have won five Minor League Titles in 1995, 1999, 2000, 2003, and 2006.

Joe Hudson

Joe Hudson is entering his 14th season with the Elmore Sports Group. Joe rejoined the Inland Empire 66ers in 2007 after two summers with the Helena Brewers in Helena, Montana, and a year with the Utah Grizzlies in Salt Lake City, Utah. A native of San Bernardino, CA, Mr. Hudson started with the 66ers in 2001 in the food and beverage division. He continued to work for the team while concurrently attending UC Riverside and University of Utah. In 2010, Mr. Hudson was promoted to Assistant General Manager. In 2012, he assumed the day to day operations of the club. In 2013, Mr. Hudson and the Inland Empire 66ers unveiled a new set of logos. The muscle car themed logos pay homage to the team’s namesake, the historic highway Route 66. Mr. Hudson’s focus is to provide affordable family entertainment and create memorable baseball experiences in the beautiful setting of the San Manuel Stadium. Mr. Hudson lives in Yucaipa with his lovely wife, Sarah, their son, Chace, and their two dogs, Maximus and Rhea.

Lynchburg Hillcats

Lynchburg joined the Carolina League in 1966 and has remained a member of the league for the past 50 years

During that time, the team has been affiliated with the White Sox, Twins, Rangers, Mets, Red Sox, Pirates, Reds, Braves and Indians. Lynchburg has signed a player development contract to remain affiliated with the Cleveland Indians through at least the 2018 season.

The team plays at historic Lynchburg City Stadium, which opened on April 11, 1940 with an exhibition game between the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers. The game featured multiple Hall of Famers, including Bill Dickey, Leo Durocher and Joe DiMaggio, who led the Yankees to an 11-4 victory by going 3-4 with two runs and two RBIs.
Lynchburg has made the playoffs for five consecutive seasons, a run that began with the 2012 Carolina League Championship. In addition to 2012, Lynchburg has claimed six other Carolina League titles in 1978, 1983, 1984, 1997, 2002 and 2009. Elmore Sports Group purchased the organization in 2016.

After a strong start to the 2016 season, the Hillcats clinched the Carolina North Division first-half title. In the season’s opening month the Hillcats went 17-6, which was highlighted by a 10-game winning streak in April.

Chris Jones

Chris Jones comes to Lynchburg after serving as the General Manager of the Sugar Land Skeeters for two seasons Prior to that, Jones worked for the Advanced-A Lake Elsinore Storm for 12 years, including eight as General Manager. During his time as General Manager of Lake Elsinore, the organization received two prestigious distinctions with the Larry MacPhail Award for the top promotion effort in all of Minor League Baseball for 2011 as well as the Bob Freitas Award for Class-A baseball in 2007. Furthermore, Jones earned the California League Executive of the Year Award in 2008 and added the title of Vice President to his role of General Manager before he left the Storm. A native Texan, Jones has also worked for the Dallas Cowboys, High Desert Mavericks, and Staples Center during his career.

Eugene Emeralds

2016 Northwest League Champions

The Eugene Emeralds is a minor league baseball team in the great community of Eugene, Oregon. They are a short-season Class A team in the Northwest League. The Emeralds have been apart of the Elmore Sports Group Ltd. since 1983.

From 1984 to 1994, the Eugene Emeralds were affiliated with the Kansas City. Between 1995 to 1998, the Emeralds affiliated with the Atlanta Braves, and then the Chicago Cubs for one year. Since 2001, we are affiliated with the San Diego Padres.

In 2010, the Eugene Emeralds played their first season at the brand new PK Park. The Emeralds share PK Park with the University of Oregon Division 1 baseball program.

The Eugene Emeralds are proud to have won 5 League Titles and 15 Division Titles.

In 2016, Eugene clinched its first postseason appearance in five years by clinching the first-half title in the Northwest League South Division. Eugene will begin playoffs in September as they seek their first league championship since sharing the title in 1980.

Allan Benavides

Entering his fifth season as General Manager of the Emeralds, Allan Benavides has worked in minor league baseball for ten seasons. Prior to joining the Emeralds, Mr. Benavides spent five seasons with the Lake Elsinore Storm (High-A) of the California League, where he served three years as Assistant General Manager. Mr. Benavides’ focus is on providing affordable, family entertainment. Even before baseball, Mr. Benavides worked in entertainment as an agent's assistant and junior talent manager in Hollywood, CA. 
Since arriving in Eugene, Mr. Benavides has taken an active role in community involvement. He currently sits on the boards for the Emerald Valley Boys and Girls Club and the Eugene Little League, and is a member of the Eugene Downtown Rotary Club. Previously, Mr. Benavides served on the steering committee for the Latino Business Network. A native of Los Angeles, CA, Mr. Benavides is a lifelong fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz. In his personal life, Mr. Benavides enjoys snowboarding, playing guitar with his eleven-year-old son Christian, spending time with his wife Caitlin and absolutely destroying golf courses in Lane County.

Utah Grizzlies

Located in West Valley City, the Utah Grizzlies are a professional ice hockey team in the East Coast Hockey League.

Since its inception in 1994, the Utah Grizzlies have been a member of the Elmore Sports Group family.

Before becoming the Utah Grizzlies, the team started out as the Virginia Lancers and was a founding member of the East Coast Hockey League. The team lay dormant and was revitalized by the Elmore Sports Group, who moved the team to the Maverik Center in Utah.

Over the past 19 years, the Grizzlies have been at .500 or better 16 times. We have also made the playoff rounds in 13 seasons. The Grizzlies have produced over 200 National Hockey League (NHL) players.

In the upcoming 2015-2016 season, the Grizzlies will make their first ECHL trips to Rapid City, Allen, Tulsa, Wichita, Toledo, Quad City, Indy and Kalamazoo. Utah last visited Kalamazoo on Jan. 2, 2000 and played in Indy on March 21, 1998, in the IHL against the Ice.

Jared Youngman

Jared Youngman is the Vice President of the Grizzlies. Jared returned to the Grizzlies in April 2009 after spending two years at the Iowa Event Center in Des Moines, where he served as the arena's Group Sales Manager. Having worked as Director of Ticket Sales for the MISL's Utah Freezz, Mr. Youngman came back to the Grizzlies as an Account Executive and was later named the team's Director of Community Relations. Mr. Youngman is a member of the Board of Directors for ChamberWest Chamber of Commerce. He is also the Grow the Game coordinator for Utah Amateur Hockey Association within USA Hockey.

Lane United FC

An elite level amateur club in the USL's Premier Development League

An elite level amateur club, Lane United Football Club competes in the Northwest Division of the USL’s Premier Development League. The PDL is a 67-team nationwide league that has been in operation for more than 20 years and attracts the best talent in the country and from around the world. In fact 70% of all MLS draftees have PDL experience.

Lane United was formed and awarded a PDL franchise in 2013 and began playing in 2014, going on to win the 2014 PDL Rookie Franchise of the Year award. Subsequent achievements include 2014 LUFC forward Khiry Shelton being selected 2nd overall by NYCFC in the 2015 MLS Superdraft and Timmy Mueller being named to the 2015 All-PDL Team while also receiving the 2015 Young Player of the Year award.

Lane United currently plays its home matches at the Willamalane Center in Springfield where attendance has grown by more than 35% since 2014. Local media has also made its presence felt with KMTR, KEZI, the Register-Guard, the Daily Emerald, and Eugene Weekly all following closely.

The club is gearing up for more growth in 2017 and working closely with the Eugene Civic Alliance to ensure the Stadium at Civic Park will be the home of the Reds in the near future, with plans to move up to the full professional leagues soon thereafter.

Dave Galas

Managing Director Dave studied mathematics and biology at the University of Oregon and has since worked in software and hardware engineering at the Los Alamos National Labs, UO Neuroscience Labs, and PMC Sierra. He founded Lane United in 2013 with a goal of putting an elite level soccer team in the Eugene/Springfield community. As a sitting board member for the Eugene Civic Alliance and Oregon Youth Soccer Association, he works to ensure a successful future for soccer on both a local and state level. After a third successful Lane United season in 2016, Dave was named PDL Executive of the Year at the Winter Summit in Clearwater Beach, Florida. With passion for soccer extending back to his childhood in Europe as he spent time watching Liverpool FC, St. Etienne, and the Dutch national team, a large part of Dave’s life has been devoted to soccer. In his free time, Dave enjoys watching and playing soccer, skiing and cycling.