Delmarva Adds to Front Office Staff for 2017

By Bobby Coon / Delmarva Shorebirds | February 7, 2017 12:27 PM ET

SALISBURY, Md. -- The Delmarva Shorebirds, Class A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, have brought two more new staff members to their front office in preparation for the 2017 season.

This is in addition to the four added in the fall of 2016.

Kathy Damato has been brought on as the Shorebirds' Community Relations Manager. In this position she will oversee the Shorebirds community programs including; Hit the Books, Summer Reading, Sherman Appearances, Donations & Silver Sluggers. Prior to joining the team, Kathy worked for organizations including the Hartford Yard Goats, Buffalo Bills, Newark Pilots (PGCBL) and the Rochester Red Wings. A Western New York native, Damato graduated with a degree in Sport Management from St. John Fisher College. She thoroughly enjoys cheering for her favorite sports teams; the Miami Dolphins, Los Angeles Dodgers and Lakers & Syracuse University. In her free time she enjoys hiking, swimming, volunteering & going to country music concerts.

Andrew Jewesak joins the Shorebirds as an Ticket Sales Account Executive. He will be hitting the phones selling ticket plans and group outings. Andrew will also be in charge of booking school groups for the Shorebirds' school day games. Jewesak graduated from Johnson & Wales University, North Miami campus with a degree in Professional Sports Management. Andrew has worked in a variety of different sports atmospheres. He has done internships with the Tampa Yankees and the Fort Lauderdale Strikers Soccer Club. Most recently, Andrew worked as an Account Executive for the Jacksonville Armada Soccer Club. Before that, he worked in the ticket sales department for the Orlando Predators Arena Football team.

"With the addition of Kathy and Andrew, we are now fully staffed and ready to move full speed ahead into the 2017 season", said Chris Bitters, General Manager. "The new individuals we have added to the staff this year will certainly help us continue to grow as an organization and better serve our fans in the community."

Season ticket and group outing packages are currently on sale for the 2017 season. The Shorebirds offer full season tickets, half season tickets, a 22-game plan and a 12-game plan along with a number of opportunities for groups to enjoy a night out at the ballpark. To secure your seat(s), call 410-219-3112.

For a complete list of the entire Shorebirds Front Office, please CLICK HERE.

Delmarva Shorebirds

The Delmarva Shorebirds are the Class "A" Affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. The Shorebirds are owned by 
7th Inning Stretch, LLC, the same company that owns the Stockton Ports of the California League and the Everett AquaSox of the Northwest League.

The Shorebirds will celebrate their 22nd season in 2017, and have entertained nearly five million fans since beginning play at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium in Salisbury, Md. in 1996. The team has captured South Atlantic League titles in 1997 and 2000 while successfully hosting the South Atlantic League All-Star Game in 1999 and 2011.

For more information on the Shorebirds, call 410-219-3112 or visit

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

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