Captainsí Owner to give Founders Day keynote
Lake Erie College will honor its founders with a celebration featuring Lake County Captains Owner Peter Carfagna Nov. 7 at 3:30 p.m. in the Morley Music Building.
Founders Day is an event, open to the community, which honors the founding of the 151-year old institution. The program will include a multi-media presentation on the history of the College, involvement of many descendents of the original founding fathers and an address entitled, “The Entrepreneurial Spirit,” presented by Peter Carfagna, owner of the Lake County Captains baseball team.
Carfagna is a life-long Cleveland resident and avid baseball fan. He entered the world of professional baseball ownership in November of 2000, when he and his wife, vice chairman Rita Murphy Carfagna, purchased the Columbus Red Stixx baseball team in Columbus, Ga., along with Rita's brother/Captains' vice president Ray Murphy. Following the 2002 season, the Indians’ Class-A affiliate was relocated to Eastlake and became the Lake County Captains. Under the Carfagna's/Murphy's ownership, the Captains have attracted more than 1.2 million fans during their first three seasons in northeast Ohio.
In October of 2004, the Carfagna family expanded their baseball holdings with the acquisition of the Everett Aquasox baseball team, a short-season Class-A Seattle Mariners' franchise in Everett, Wash. In January of 2006, the Carfagna family again expanded their baseball holdings with the acquisition of a control interest in the Lancaster JetHawks baseball team, a Class-A Arizona Diamondbacks franchise in Lancaster, Calif.
Carfagna is an accomplished attorney, with more than 25 years of corporate law experience. For 10-plus years, Carfagna was chief legal officer/general counsel for IMG, a global sports marketing company specializing in sports event planning and athlete representation.
The Founders Day program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Robin McDermott at 440.375.7251 or firstname.lastname@example.org.