New Lakeshore Chinooks owners are no strangers to baseball

Group that purchased Mequon-based team own Milwaukee Baseball Academy
Ozaukee Press Staff

The Mequon-based Lakeshore Chinooks baseball team has been sold to new owners, BYB Sports Investment Group, the team announced last month.

The Menomonee Falls-based investment group was incorporated on Sept. 28, 2020, and is made up of community stakeholders interested in the Chinooks franchise.

The group is led by David Casey and Todd Kolosso, who also own the Milwaukee Baseball Academy, a club of coaches that provide lessons to players of all ages and skill levels throughout the Milwaukee area.

“We are incredibly excited for this opportunity to lead the Chinooks franchise moving forward,” Casey said in the release.  “There is no doubt that Chinooks baseball has been a staple in the community for close to a decade. We plan to continue the great tradition of baseball at Kapco Park (at Concordia University Wisconsin in Mequon) for our players, our personnel, our fans and our community.”  

Kolosso offered a special thanks to the Chinooks’ previous ownership group, which was led by Jim Kacmarcik, president of Kapco Metal Stamping of Grafton.

“We want to thank Jim Kacmarcik and the Chinooks founding ownership group for building such a successful and community-oriented franchise,” Kolosso said. “We are confident that our experience operating Milwaukee Baseball Academy, as well as our history in delivering premier baseball programs across the area, will position us to not only continue to deliver a winning product on the field at Kapco Park, but to further enhance families’ exposure to Chinooks baseball.”

Kacmarcik owned the team since 2012. Minority owners included Robin Yount and Bob Uecker.

Chinooks management and supporting staff will remain in place moving forward, including general manager Eric Snodgrass and assistant general manager Rob Rothe.

The Lakeshore Chinooks are a member of the Northwoods League, a developmental league for college baseball players that is the largest organized collegiate baseball league in the world with 22 teams.




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