The Gastonia Grizzlies would like to introduce General Manager, David McDonald. The 2017 Grizzlies season will be David’s fourth season with the team.

David McDonald is from Marathon, New York, which is approximately one hour South of Syracuse. David grew up playing soccer, basketball and baseball at Marathon High School. He went on to Cazenovia College, where he played soccer all four years. David graduated from Cazenovia College in 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies and a minor in Pre-law.

David started with the Grizzlies in February of 2014. His first position with the Grizzlies was Chief Ticket Officer. After two seasons with the Grizzlies, he was named General Manager of the team. The upcoming 2017 season will be David’s second full season as General Manager. He hopes being General Manager for a second year will be as fun as his first!

David can be seen at Grizzlies games wearing an American suit. David started wearing an American outfit his first year and it was supposed to be just be for the 4th of July game, but everyone really loved it, including him. Over the past few years, the American outfit has become more professional and is now a full American suit that David wears for every game.

David’s best moment with the Grizzlies is when a gentleman pulled David aside and thanked him over and over because he got to spend time with his Mother at Grizzlies games. The gentleman has been able to grow his relationship with his Mother by coming out to the ballpark. David had the following comments on the moment, “It’s more than just baseball; it’s memory building!” What David loves most about his job is being able to interact with so many different people all of the time.

If you are interested in talking to David about the Grizzlies or Partnerships, feel free to reach out to him at [email protected]