About the Fielders
The Lake County Fielders are part of the newly formed independent North American League and represent Lake County's only professional sports team. The team is owned in part by long-time baseball fanatic and Academy award-winner Kevin Costner. The new stadium facility, home to the Fielders, is located at the corner of Route 173 and Green Bay Road in Zion, Illinois.
Kevin Costner : Owner
Kevin Costner began his career starring in independent films, gradually earning small parts in more established movies. His first major motion picture role was in the coming of age comedy, Fandango. Throughout his career, Costner has varied his choices with comedy, action and drama roles. He has appeared in such popular box-office hits as No Way Out, Bull Durham, Field of Dreams, The Bodyguard, Wyatt Earp and For Love of the Game. Costner’s exceptional filmmaking abilities were showcased in Dances with Wolves, which he produced, directed and starred in, and which won seven Academy Awards including "Best Picture" and "Best Director". In addition on appearing in memorable roles in JFK, The Untouchables and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, he re-teamed with his Bull Durham director Ron Shelton for the hit feature Tin Cup.
When Kevin Costner is not working on films, he plays lead guitar in his band, Modern West and can be seen playing venues across the country.
Rich Ehrenreich : Managing Partner/President
The 2010 season will mark Rich Ehrenreich’s 14th in professional baseball. In addition to the Fielders, Ehrenreich is the founder and long-time owner of the Schaumburg Flyers Professional Baseball Club. In 2009, the Schaumburg Flyers surpassed $1.25 million in community charitable donations under his ownership. Ehrenreich is also a co-founder of BleacherBumStore.com, which manufactures and distributes licensed sports-related toys. Ehrenreich’s baseball promotional ideas have been featured in national media, including ESPN, The Fox News Channel, CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, Sports Illustrated, USA Today, The L.A. Times, The Chicago Tribune, and The Wall Street Journal. Ehrenreich is a lifelong resident of Lake County, and currently resides in Deerfield, IL.
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