02/04/2008 8:31 PM ET
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Rancho Cucamonga Quakes extend player development contract through 2010
Rancho Cucamonga, CA -- The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Director of Player Development Abe Flores announced at a press conference today that the Angels and the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes have signed a two-year extension to the current player development contract. Today's announcement, which took place in the courtyard of the Rancho Cucamonga Civic Center, ensures that future Angels will continue to play at the Epicenter through the 2010 season.
"I want to first and foremost thank the fans in the Rancho Cucamonga region, as our players and staff our direct benefactors of their support," said Flores. "We look forward to continuing the great relationship that we have with both the owners and front office of the Quakes."
Among those in attendance for the signing of the new agreement, were Quakes President and Majority Owner Hank Stickney, and Angels General Manager Tony Reagins.
"The Angels are excited to continue their relationship with the Quakes and the City of Rancho Cucamonga," said Reagins. "The Epicenter is a first-rate facility and the close proximity to Angels Stadium makes this an ideal situation."
The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes have been the Advanced-Class A Affliliate of the Angels since the 2001 season.
Quakes Executive Vice President and General Manager Gerard McKearney emceed the gathering of approximately fifty members of the media and the community.
"The Quakes are extremely happy to extend our partnership with the Angels here in the great City of Rancho Cucamonga. The Angels are a class organization and we are excited to continue this successful partnership through the 2010 season," said McKearney.
The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes are the Advanced-A California League affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and open their 2008 home schedule on Monday, April 7th at the Epicenter against the High Desert Mavericks. For information about ticket packages and group information, please call the Quakes at (909) 481-5000.