Playing Careers: Breaking into the Sports Industry

Playing Careers: Breaking into the Sports Industry

Published on: October 24, 2018


Jack Verducci

Jack Verducci

Rob Crain

Rob Crain

Learn about building a career in professional sports from the leaders of Red Sox’s Triple-A team— soon to be based in Worcester. The lecture, part of the Franklin M. Loew Lecture Series at Becker College, will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday,  Nov. 13,  in the Colleen C. Barrett Center, 80 William St., Worcester.

Rob Crain, senior vice president, sales and marketing, for the Pawtucket Red Sox, and Jack Verducci, director for corporate partnerships, will be the featured speakers.

A native of Burlington, Mass., Crain is a graduate of Springfield College, where he majored in Sport Management and Business Management with a concentration in Marketing. He also pitched for the school’s baseball team. He has been in baseball for the last 13 years, starting as an intern with the Concord Quarry Dogs in New Hampshire.  He currently oversees ticket sales, sponsorship sales, marketing, merchandise, client services and special events for the Pawtucket Red Sox.

Verducci is entering his third season with the PawSox. His career in baseball started with the Boston Red Sox as an intern during his college years at Princeton University.  Prior to joining the PawSox, Jack worked for the San Diego Padres.

The Franklin M. Loew Lecture Series is a public forum that invites scholars and professionals to present lectures on topics of interest and importance to the Becker College community and the public.  The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. For more information, or to RSVP, call 508.373.9460 or email lectures@becker.edu.

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