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Staff Spotlight featuring Ryan Pegarsch, Community Partnerships Manager

April 23, 2020

Ryan Pegarsch, Community Partnerships Manager | Birthday: March 1st | Hometown: Milwaukee, WI Ryan joined the organization in February 2020 as the Community Partnerships Manager. He is originally from Milwaukee, WI and relocated to Mooresville, NC in 2004. This will be Ryan's 2nd season in Minor League Baseball and first

Ryan Pegarsch, Community Partnerships Manager | Birthday: March 1st | Hometown: Milwaukee, WI

Ryan joined the organization in February 2020 as the Community Partnerships Manager. He is originally from Milwaukee, WI and relocated to Mooresville, NC in 2004. This will be Ryan's 2nd season in Minor League Baseball and first with the Cannon Ballers, with a previous stop in Hickory with the Crawdads. Ryan is in charge of working with non-profits and helping the Cannon Ballers get involved in the community (blood drives, mascot appearances, etc.). Pegarsch studied Marketing at Lenoir-Rhyne University.

What’s the best way to start the day?

Folgers in your cup!!

What’s the farthest you’ve ever lived from home?

The farthest I have lived from home is 45 minutes when I was attending Lenoir- Rhyne University in Hickory, NC.

What is something special about the place where you grew up?

Home of the Wisconsin State Fair and the world famous “Cream Puffs”. You can not find a better cream puff then one from the Wisconsin State Fair.

What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?

I was a Junior Firefighter for 6 years and in 2008 I was awarded the “Fireman of the Year” by the Exchange Club of Mooresville/Lake Norman.

What’s something—big or small—that you’re really bad at?

I am really bad a golf but I could spend every hour of the day on the golf course because I love the game and how relaxing it is to be on a golf course.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

The Flagman for NASCAR

What was your first job?

Umpiring Little League Baseball and Softball for the Mooresville Recreation Department

What is your favorite quote?

“ We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand." - Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

Describe the best experience you have ever had at a sporting event.

I was at Green Bay Packer football summer camp and I met my sports idols of Reggie White and Ryan Longwell.

If you weren't working in baseball what would be your other career path?

I would be a Development Director for non-profit specializing in either veterans affairs or prevention of child abuse.