Nekoosa native to lead Rafters’ front office
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WISCONSIN RAPIDS – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters Baseball Club and team owners are announcing, after a nationwide search for the ideal candidate, the new General Manager of the organization.
Ken Day has an extensive background in business and event management in the service and entertainment industry. He has professional sports experience with the San Diego Padres, the San Diego Chargers, and innumerable collegiate, community, and junior sporting events and programs.
Ken is originally from Nekoosa, and has a five-generation family history there. He chose to return to the area after many years traveling the world during a 20-year military career and adjunct 23-year service industry consulting business. His desire to return to his roots and his community are a key element in his daily life. He is looking forward to creating and developing great experiences and fun times for the fans of the Rafters Baseball Team. He has a passion and a drive for being a part of an amazing community, meeting and making new friends, as well as re-establishing the old ones.
Joining Ken in the front office is Assistant General Manager, Carter Hunter. Carter has spent two prior seasons in the Northwoods League. His first season was in 2019 with the La Crosse Loggers as their Music and Entertainment Coordinator. The following summer Carter worked as the Sales Intern for the Green Bay Rockers, previously known as the Booyah. The last three years Carter has worked in sales in Green Bay as he waited for his opportunity to get back into a Northwoods League front office.
Carter is originally from Markesan, and got his bachelor’s degree in Sport Management at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. A family man first, Carter has moved to Wisconsin Rapids with his wife Abbie and their two daughters. He is excited to create more connections in the community and expand the reach of the Rafters.
The final piece of the front office will be returning member Tyler Miller. Tyler will be in his third season with the Rafters, and will take on the Operations Manager position for the 2023 season. Tyler moved here from Indiana, and he is excited to spend another season at Witter Field.