June 10th, Andy Shea, Owner, Lexington Legends- Meeting Held at Lexington Legends Ball Park
LEXINGTON, KY – The Rotary Club of Lexington held its weekly meeting Thursday, June 10 , at Lexington Legends Ball Park and via Zoom. The meeting featured a program on the Lexington Legends. To attend via Zoom please email, firstname.lastname@example.org. To register for the in person meeting and pre pay lunch click here: Lexington Legends – June 10th
Directions for the Meeting: Arrival time begins at 11:30. Enter Lexington Legend’s Ball Park off N. Broadway. Keep to the right once you enter . Parking is available down the 1st base side of the ball park. Walk to the Main Gate entrance and into the Tap Room. Check-in and pre-paid box lunches will be in the Tap Room. Beer will be for sale. Seating will be in the stands that are in the shade just right of home plate.
Last week we resumed in-person meetings with a trip to Rupp Arena to see the area upgrades and the expansion of the convention center. This week we’re on the road again with a trip to the ballpark—Whitaker Bank Ballpark, that is, home of the Lexington Legends. Among other activities planned for the visit, we’ll hear from Andy Shea, Co-owner, President/CEO of the Legends. Andy will update us on Major League Baseball’s (MLB) announcement in late February that they were dropping 42 teams, including the Legends, from MLB and the Legends’ quick pivot to the join the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB). And he’ll give us a preview of the team’s upcoming season and changes in personnel.
Andy Shea started with the Legends as a ticket sales representative and parking attendant during the 2005 season and later served as general manager for four years, from 2008 to 2011. He served as president and chief operating officer from 2011 to 2014 before becoming CEO.
Andy graduated from Boston College in 2004 with a degree in marketing and human resources. During his time as a Golden Eagle, Andy played catcher and center fielder for the men’s baseball team.
Andy currently serves on the board for LexArts. He served on the board for Junior Achievement from 2007 to 2017. Since March 2009, he has built relationships with ten little brothers through Big Brothers Big Sisters, three of whom were groomsmen in his wedding. He was also the 2013 and 2015 champion of Dancing with the Lexington Stars, which supports the Rotary Club Endowment Fund and Surgery on Sundays. In 2016, Andy won the American Diabetes Association’s Kiss-A-Pig Campaign Individual Winner award for his fundraising efforts towards curing and preventing diabetes. In 2017, he was honored to receive the Distinguished Philanthropist Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Bluegrass Chapter for his significant contribution to the central Kentucky community through his acts of kindness and charitable giving. Andy is on the Midway University Board of Trustees. He is also the chairman of the 2019 American Red Cross Heroes Campaign and the chairman of the March of Dimes March for Babies Campaign 2020.
Andy is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is a proud fan of the Phillies and Eagles. When he’s not at Whitaker Bank Ballpark, he enjoys hanging out with his wife, Kristina, and son, Drew.