|Tony Asaro of the |
Sacramento River Cats
PMAKid: How did you get involved with the Sacramento River Cats?
Mr. Asaro: My whole life I dreamed about being a part of baseball, and the path that got me - eventually - to the River Cats...I played baseball up until I was in college. I graduated from Sac State and then I worked for several years - about ten years - as a community schools director in the San Juan Unified School District. And then I left that.
My wife and I - we started our family - and then I left schools, being a school person to own my own business. I owned a paint store downtown. I did that for twenty years, but I always volunteered my time, gave back to kids, and loved the game of baseball. So when the Sacramento River Cats came to Sacramento back in 1997, 1998, 1999, I volunteered to help them get back here. I did my job, but I did it as a volunteer thing on the side. Eventually, when they put the team together, they called me and they asked me if I would like to be the community person for the River Cats. I dreamed about it my whole life. That was the opportunity, so I reached out and grabbed it. I've done it now - I am going into my 13th season.