Tigers' Knudsen To Be Honored This Friday

Vice President/General Manager Named to "Top 40 Under 40"

November 29, 2012 5:41 AM ET

NORWICH, CT- The Connecticut Tigers are proud to announce Vice President and General Manager C.J. Knudsen has been named to the first "Southeastern Connecticut 40 Under 40 Awards". The honorees were selected for making a positive contribution to the community and the lives of fellow citizens. All honorees have consistently demonstrated excellence in their profession, as well as leadership, commitment, and service to the region.

"I'm honored and humbled to be selected along with these most deserving recipients," said Knudsen "To me this honor signifies the great impact we as an organization have been able to create throughout the community and the great partnerships we have been able to establish in our three seasons here in Norwich."

Recipients will be honored on January 18th at 6 p.m. at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods. The awards are presented by the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce, Greater Westerly-Pawcatuck Area Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce and The Day. Tickets for the recognition can be purchased from the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Westerly-Pawcatuck Area Chamber of Commerce or the Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce.

Full List of Honorees:

Michael C. Aliano of American Ambulance Service Inc.; Rebecca K. Atkins of Mitchell College; Ross Anderson of Norwich Public Schools; Christopher Boots of People's United Bank; Rodney A. Butler of Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation; Rosario Cacciatore of The Pizza Place; Todd Cambio of Precision Fitness; Christina Caplet of Chelsea Groton Bank; Sergio Cherenzia of Cherenzia & Associates; Lori "Miss L" Christman of Full Power Radio Jammin' 1077; Stephen J. Clemente of Extra Virgin Oil Store and Semolina; Frank Colmenares of Shrine MGM; Dawn DeCristofaro of Chelsea Groton Bank; Greg Drab of Advantage Personal Training; Tanner J. Evak of Ocean Community YMCA; Suzanne Giorno of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management; Jacob Hanley of Merrill Lynch; Meghan Horan of The Arc New London County; Andrew Howell of St. James Episcopal Church; Chris Jewell of Collins & Jewell Company; Stacy Jimenez of Legal Shield-Bucacci Business Solutions; CJ Knudsen of CT Tigers; Sarah Larson of Miranda Creative; Cody Loughlean of Easymeeting Inc.; Constantine Macris of Coastal Environmental Services; Sherri Mancini of Waterford Hotel Group; Kelly Matis of Mystic Aquarium; Lauren Miner of US Foods; Alyssa Dynon Lathrop Pendleton of Norwich Public Schools; David Preka of Advanced Improvements, LLC; Kathryn Rampellini of the Steamboat Inn & Steamboat Wharf; Rita Rivera of Little Print Communications; Michelle Royce Williams of Mohegan Sun; Jane Simmons Meiser of La Grua Center; Joanne Smart of United Community and Family Services Inc.; Chris Soto of College Access Program; Dr. Nicholas Spera of Marine Science Magnet High School of Southeastern Connecticut; Mike Valentine of The Marina at American Wharf; Jason Vincent of Norwich Community Development Corporation; and April Woodcock of Touching Clients.

The Connecticut Tigers are the Class-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers and play in the New York-Penn League. The Tigers will host the 2013 New York-Penn League All-Star Game on Tuesday, August 13. Tickets for this event, as well as season tickets and mini-plans for the 2013 season are on sale now. The Box Office is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. In addition, tickets can be purchased over the phone at (860) 887-7962. For more information go online to cttigers.com.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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