My Catawba County

They're at it again...

They're at it again...

The Catawba County Street Team recently staged its second ambush to thank someone for Making. Living. Better. in Catawba County. That someone was Douglas Locascio, general manager of the Hickory Crawdads.

With no lack of enthusiasm, the all-volunteer Catawba County Street Team actively spreads the word about what makes Catawba County a great place to live. Their newest initiative – The Street Team Ambush – throws an on-the-spot surprise party for individuals who are making a difference in Catawba County. In doing so, they hope to not only thank those individuals for their efforts, but also help others feel even more connected to the good things – and people – in our community. 

Watch the ambush here.(You can also view the Team’s previous ambush here.)

Douglas, who has worked with the Crawdads since 2010, was selected by the Street Team for his longtime commitment to the community. While he has been a great partner through his role with the Crawdads, he is also deeply involved with local nonprofits, including serving as board chair for the Catawba County Partnership for Children and as a board member with the Women’s Resource Center. His community service has included the Hickory Metro Sports Commission, Hickory Young Professionals (HYP), and serving as an ambassador for The Chamber. He was recognized as one of HYP’s Top 10 under 40 in 2016.

To learn even more about Douglas, check out our May 31 5Q with him.

During the surprise ambush, which took place atop the Crawdads dugout immediately following the second inning of the Crawdads’ August 19 home game at LP Frans Stadium, Douglas was presented with an oversized check worth one million kudos. Street Team partner Catawba County United Way helped pay it forward by donating $100 in Douglas’s name to a local charity of his choice. Douglas actually chose two nonprofits – the Partnership for Children and the Women’s Resource Center – so they are each receiving $50 in his name.

[Catawba County Street Team volunteers pictured L-R: Jennifer Whipple, Nathan Cooley, Richard Dowdy, Cassia Dowdy, Lorissa Vines, Cameron Bixby, honorary member and Catawba County United Way Executive Director Mark Bumgarner, and Anna Hall. Not pictured: Jay Brown, Tabitha Clark and Daniel Greene. Photo and video provided by Revival Creatives.]