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Power Players built careers from humble beginnings

Doug Behar, Yankee Stadium
Worked for the Bronx Bombers as an intern in 1997.

Antony Bonavita, Quicken Loans Arena
Was an intern to assistant director of athletics for facility and event operations at Stony Brook (N.Y.) University.

Rich Claffey, Madison Square Garden
Worked as an MSG stagehand in 1983.

Susan Darrington, Rogers Place
As a 15 year old, worked as an usher at Northlands Coliseum.

Tim Friedenberger, Bridgestone Arena
Was an ice technician at Expo Hall in Tampa.

Jim Folk, Progressive Field
Served as a part-time security guard for the Chicago White Sox in the summer of 1979.

Jim Goddard, SAP Center
Worked as a custodian at the old Met Center in Bloomington, Minn.

Jack Larson, Xcel Energy Center
Was a college student sweeping the concourses at the old Met Center.

Pete Nesbit, Fenway Park
Started working for the Red Sox in 1999 as a security guard.

Carl Rice, Wrigley Field
Worked part time for the Cubs as a high school student.

Terry Savarise, United Center and Guaranteed Rate Field
Hired in 1981 as an intern for the Chicago White Sox.

Jimmie Sacco, Heinz Field
Worked as an usher at the Civic Center in Pittsburgh.

Roy Sommerhof, M&T Bank Stadium
Worked for the Orioles at their Florida spring training facility as a college student in the late 1970s.

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