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Somerset Patriots And Spearhead Staffing Looking For A Kid CEO For 2017 Season


BRIDGWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots have teamed up with their partners at Spearhead Staffing to hire a Kid CEO for the 2017 season. 

Interviews for the Kid CEO will be conducted during the Patriots Fan Fest April 8 from noon to 3 p.m.  All young fans ages 10-15 that are interested are encouraged to attend Fan Fest and check in by the press box to interview.

Five finalists will be selected from the interviews and will return to a designated Somerset Patriots game to address the crowd on why they want to be the Kid CEO.

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"We are excited to sponsor the Kid CEO promotion for the third year in a row with the Somerset Patriots.  Last year’s experience was outstanding for both Spearhead Staffing and the contest winner,” said Doug Bryson, President of Spearhead Staffing. “We were able to see a number of young Patriots fans grow in confidence, demonstrate their passion for Patriots baseball, and watch the selected Kid CEO learn a number of valuable lessons about baseball operations.  Spearhead Staffing is once again partnering with a great organization with the aim to make this year's event even better for the children and families of Somerset County."

As the Kid CEO, the young fan will follow front office staff members during the games to learn about ticketing, merchandising, promotions, media, marketing, and ballpark operations. The Kid CEO will sit in on Patriots staff meetings and write about the experiences he/she has in the position. The Kid CEO will also receive a personalized Somerset Patriots jersey, tickets to five games, a ceremonial first pitch for a game, and a meet and greet with Sparky Lyle and the players. This is the seventh time that the team will name a Kid CEO.  

“We are excited to work once again with our great partners at Spearhead Staffing to provide a young fan with an enjoyable experience, while also teaching them the daily operation and responsibilities of a professional baseball team,” said Patrick McVerry, President and General Manager of the Somerset Patriots. “It’s a fun program that has really helped create a passion in past participants to pursue a career in sports.”

Spearhead Staffing is Somerset County’s award winning IT staffing and recruiting company specializing in the Life Sciences industries such as Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Biotechnology.  Spearhead Staffing aggressively sources talented professionals that combine years of valuable industry experience and domain knowledge with certified vendor training. Utilizing their proven RightHire Recruiting Process, Spearhead Staffing reduces the risk associated with hiring and identify the best person for each company’s culture and skill needs.

Tickets to the 2017 Somerset Patriots Season presented by Ford, which includes the team’s 20th Anniversary, are on sale now. TD Bank Ballpark will be the host of the 2017 Atlantic League All-Star Game presented by RWJBarnabas Health and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey July 12. For more information, stop by the ballpark, call 908-252-0700, or visit

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