Congratulations to GWSB alumnus Ryan Riffenburgh, MS in Sport Management ’20, who recently received a World Series ring from the Washington Nationals in recognition of his internship with the team during its historic championship season. Mr. Riffenburgh interned for the Nats’ promotions and events department, overseeing fan rewards, the Jr. Nationals Kids Club, the distribution of promotional items, such as bobbleheads, as well as theme days/nights at Nationals Park, including the phenomenally successful Star Wars Day.
“During the playoffs, and eventually the World Series, my main duty was coordinating the pre-game entertainment and bands we had throughout the stadium,” Mr. Riffenburgh said. “My favorite memory is probably being at the stadium for Game 7 [played in Houston] with all the die-hard fans who came out to watch on the Jumbotron and support the team. I still get chills when I think about how loud and crazy the stadium was when they got the final out.”
Several other Colonials also received 2019 World Series rings — intern Taylor Dennison, GWSB ’22, Nationals employees Emily Dunham, MBA ’15, Harry Falber, CCAS BA ’18, Jennifer Mastin Giglio, GSPN MA ’03, Bryan Miller, MTA ’07, Tara Rosenberg, MTA ’17, Caroline von Shrader, GMBA ’15, and of course, Nats principal owner Mark Lerner, BBA ’75, and former managing principal owner Ted Lerner, CCAS AA ’48, LAW LLB ’50.