Foxx, 66ers’ new GM, looking to create `buzz’

first_imgFoxx is from Newport Beach, graduated from USC, and grew up a fan of the Dodgers, the Sixers’ new affiliate this season. “I love baseball,” Foxx said. “When I’m not watching baseball, I’m talking about it.” After Oldham’s work in securing corporate sponsors, the focus is on getting groups into Arrowhead Credit Union Park. “Really, the focus is on group business,” Elmore said. “If you can bring in 10 or 15 groups in a night, it makes a world of difference.” Foxx has been involved in interesting promotions over the years. With Single-A Hagerstown, he was involved in a funeral giveaway. In Kansas City, a couple of the promotions included a game in which two actual innings were played on an Xbox video game system, and Negro Leagues legend Buck O’Neil batting in a Northern League all-star game. “We got people talking about us in Kansas City, about what a great time they had at the ballpark,” he said. Ideally, Foxx admitted, it would have been best if he had been able to start at the beginning of the offseason in September, when work begins on promotions for the following season. “I want to get people talking about us, to create a buzz,” Foxx said. “Of course, I want to keep ownership happy, too.” But Foxx reasons that if there is a buzz, there will be more fans in the seats and that will make ownership happy. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! He already has been a CPA, a pharmaceutical representative, and a baseball broadcaster. Most recently, he worked for the Northern League baseball team and Arena Football League team in the greater Kansas City area. Now, he’s the new general manager for the Sixers. “I wanted to be a GM somewhere,” said Foxx, 33, who has the general manager title for the first time in his career. “And this is a pretty established staff. What I want to do is to get more people into the stands.” He replaces Dave Oldham, who is now the team’s vice president for business development. Oldham also works for Arrowhead Credit Union. Elmore said as Oldham’s focus became less on the day-to-day operations of the team, a replacement search for the general manager position began about a year ago. But it took a while before they found Foxx, who had interviewed for a position with Elmore’s Colorado Springs team previously. “His (Foxx’s) enthusiasm is a big part of it, and he’s from Southern California, which is important,” Elmore said. “I’m a CPA too, even though I haven’t practiced in several years, but I appreciate that.” center_img SAN BERNARDINO – Loren Foxx wants to add some excitement to the Inland Empire 66ers. Dave Elmore and Donna Tuttle, co-owners of the 66ers, believe Foxx is the right man to do that. last_img

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