Getting to Know: John Wolff
As we discussed here on the blog over the weekend, group tickets will be going on sale tomorrow, November 13 at 10:00 a.m. Groups from all Long Island will be hitting the phones at that time, and Ducks sales representatives will be ready at Bethpage Ballpark to help them reserve their outings for the 2014 season.
The man that helps make it all happen here at the Ducks is none other than John Wolff, the team’s Director of Group Sales. John will be entering his ninth season with the team, having begun back in 2006 as a ticketing assistant. He enjoys getting to work with groups throughout the year because they provide excitement and energy throughout the ballpark, no matter where from Long Island they hail from.
His fellow front office staffers will be the first to tell you that John is always one of the funniest members of the staff. He can frequently be found cracking jokes around the ballpark and pulling pranks on his co-workers. Today, we want you the fans to get to know a little bit more about John:
Hometown: Floral Park, NY
Resides: Ronkonkoma, NY
High School: Archbishop Molloy High School (Briarwood, NY)
College: St. John’sUniversity
Previous Jobs: Group Sales and Gameday Staff for the Knicks and Rangers, Aide to the Assistant Executive Director of the NIT
Famous For: Selling group tickets and knocking papers out of people’s hands
Hidden Talent: Rubber Band Sharpshooter
Favorite Baseball Team (Besides the Ducks): New York Mets
Favorite Football Team: The UNDEFEATED Kansas City Chiefs (since 1993, so he’s adamant that he is NOT a front runner)
Favorite Hockey Team: New York Rangers
Favorite Basketball Team: New York Knicks
Favorite Ice Cream: Friendly’s Mint Chocolate Chip
Favorite Comedy Movie: Dumb and Dumber
Favorite Ducks Moment: Meeting my future wife, Katie, when we were both members of the front office staff in 2007. She was an intern and eventually Community Relations Manager for the team. Now, six years later, we are married and have a beautiful 12-week-old daughter Caylie Capria Wolff.
Most Memorable Ducks Game: The longest in team history on September 12, 2006 that lasted 18 innings. It took so long to complete that I had to serve as one of the two batboys for the last two innings of the game.
Don’t forget to call in at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 13 to book your group outing for the 2014 season. The phone number is (631) 940-3825.