Have you ever said to yourself, “I want to take a chance at my lifetime dream and goals and not wonder ‘what if?'”
Having worked at State Farm after college, I ended up leaving that for an internship with the Augusta GreenJackets (Single-A, San Francisco Giants) in Augusta, GA. I interned with the Giants Double-A team, the Richmond Flying Squirrels in 2013. Through old friends from Richmond to connections in Georgia, I found myself taking on the media relations and marketing internship.
Before that, I had already planned to attend the 2015 MLB Winter Meetings in Nashville.
You can read more about my 2016 season with the Augusta GreenJackets here.
- Running press box
- Managing social media accounts – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat) including marketing campaigns (Analytics showed a 25% growth during my tenure (Feb – Sept)
- Writing press releases and media advisories
- Updating the GreenJackets website — editing and uploading articles and digital content
- Creating eNewsletters via Constant Contact
- Interviews for our PlayBall program and website stories
- Creating daily stat packs for our manager, coaches, fans and radio broadcasters
- Facilitating lineup card exchanges
- Driving players to the airport following promotions and demotions
- Interviewed former Augusta GreenJackets manager, and World Series Champion, Roberto Kelly, Los Angeles Dodger Charlie Culberson (who went on to clinch the NL west with a walk-off home run Sept. 25), former MLBer Tyler Colvin, Rick Hader aka Myron Noodleman
- Assisted MLB Network Radio, MiLB.com and local media outlets with conducting interviews — Clay Rapada, Grant Watson, Bryan Reynolds, Michael Connolly, Jake McCasland, Miguel Gomez
- Witnessed first no-hitter July 17th — Jake McCasland vs Delmarva Shorebirds
- I made my first radio appearance
- I was interviewed for a book
- Baseball historian and columnist Lamar Garrard wrote about me in an article — GreenJackets and fans honor the military.
“It was a treat for me to spend a few minutes chatting with Greenjacket Marketing and Media Specialist William Chase. William wears many hats during the course of the game that may include videoing, assisting with the contests and give aways, communicating with the press, and on and on. He is a very busy, but gracious young man.”