For Immediate Release

Contact:
Shari Ireton
University of Washington School of Law
206.685.9002

April 8, 2009

Mariners President Chuck Armstrong Speaks at UW Law School

Chuck Armstrong, the president of the Seattle Mariners, will speak at the UW School of Law about the legal issues of running a multi-million dollar sports franchise Monday, April 20 at 12:30 p.m. in William H. Gates Hall Room 127.

Armstrong, a graduate of Stanford University Law School, has been president of the Mariners since 1983, with a brief hiatus in the early 1990s. He is one of Major League Baseball's most respected executives, overseeing an organization whose front office has grown from 55 employees to more than 200. "There is no off-season anymore," Armstrong has often noted. He was most recently credited with being the one of the main reasons Ken Griffey, Jr. returned to the Mariners in 2009.

The event is sponsored by the Sports and Entertainment Law Association, UW School of Law student organization.