Wayne Duprey Honored with National Award as 2017 Rookie of the Year

Wilmington Blue Rocks' hospitality partner Centerplate honors Duprey with distinction as team prepares for its milestone 25th Anniversary Season

By Wilmington Blue Rocks / Wilmington Blue Rocks | March 17, 2017 4:11 PM ET

Wilmington, DE - The Wilmington Blue Rocks today announced that Wayne Duprey, its general manager for hospitality provider Centerplate at Frawley Stadium, has been honored as the company's Rookie of the Year. The award was bestowed at Centerplate's Annual Awards Gala on Wednesday, March 15.

"Wayne Duprey is more than deserving of this honor, which is a testament to the hard work of the entire team that supports the food, beverage and hospitality program for our fans," said Blue Rocks General Manager Chris Kemple. "As we prepare to begin our 25th Anniversary season, we are thrilled to continue this partnership with Centerplate, and know that Wayne will continue to enhance everyone's experience when they come to a Blue Rocks game."

Centerplate serves as the hospitality partner to more than 300 venues across North America, the U.K. and Spain. Their team strives to customize and localize the experience for guests at each of their venues.

"This award is a testament to Wayne's exemplary work with the Blue Rocks, and really is an honor for his entire team as well," added Centerplate Regional Vice President Bobby Dichiaro. "We value our work with the Blue Rocks, which is a model example for how every partner relationship should be - close collaboration, consistent communication and careful attention to detail to make the in-game experience top notch."

Wilmington opens its 2017 campaign at Frawley Stadium on Thursday, April 6 against the Potomac Nationals. Season seats, mini plans and group packages for the Blue Rocks' 25th season are on sale now. To purchase tickets, visit the team's website at www.BlueRocks.com. To learn more about what is on tap for the Rocks' 25th season celebration, check out www.BlueRocks/25thseason.com.


About Centerplate

Centerplate is a global leader in live event hospitality, "Making It Better To Be There®" for more than 116 million guests each year at more than 300 prominent entertainment, sports and convention venues across North America, Europe and the United Kingdom. Centerplate has provided event hospitality services to more than 30 official U.S. Presidential Inaugural Balls, 14 Super Bowls and 22 World Series. Visit the company online at Centerplate.com, or connect via Twitter @centerplate or Facebook/centerplate.



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