Local Businessmen Take Ownership of Baltimore’s Indoor Football Team

BALTIMORE, MD (July 30, 2009) – BRIG Group, LLC, led by two local businessmen, Dwayne Wells and Kevin Fash, has taken the helm as the new owner of the Baltimore Mariners indoor football team, which call 1st Mariner Arena home.

Fash and Wells own Ryco Associates, Inc. which is based in Laurel, Maryland, and The Nest, which is located at 200 W. Pratt Street in Baltimore. Ryco Associates, Inc. which was founded in 1988 has established a solid reputation in the construction industry specializing in mechanical contracting. The mainstay of Ryco’s business has been small and mid-size construction, repair, and alteration projects focusing on commercial and government contracts. The Nest, which is within walking distance of 1st Mariner Arena, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, and M&T Bank Stadium has become a favorite bar and restaurant for local sports fans.

The Mariners, who are members of the American Indoor Football Association (AIFA), finished the 2009 season with a 9-5 record and earned their first playoff berth in only their second season in the AIFA. They are set to kick off their third season in early 2010. The AIFA is a national indoor football league with teams stretching from Baltimore to Utah and Georgia to Wyoming. The Mariners are in the league’s North Division with the D.C. Armor, Erie Riverrats, Harrisburg Stampede, and Reading Express. The AIFA has current plans to expand to Richmond, Virginia, Trenton, New Jersey, and Washington State in 2010.

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Submitted by John Wolfe
Media Relations Director
Baltimore Mariners