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    About Us

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  • J. David Nelson

    As President and Founder of Southpaw Sports and Entertainment, Inc., Lubbock native and attorney David Nelson is committed to recruiting a minor league baseball organization to the South Plains of Texas.

    David is a graduate of Lubbock Monterey High School, Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University School of Law. He has been in private practice as a partner with Nelson & Nelson in Lubbock since 1981. He also owns West Texas Endurance (WestTexasEndurance.com), a successful sports production company which conducts numerous running, and cycling endurance events each year in the Lubbock area, including the Willie McCool Half Marathon, the White River Road Rally and the Carol of Lights Christmas Run through the Texas Tech University campus.

    David served his community as a member of the Lubbock City Council from 1997 – 2002. Appointed by Governor Bill Clements, he was on the Texas Commission on Jail Standards from 1989 – 1995, having served as Chairman from 1991 – 1993. In April 2008, Governor Rick Perry appointed him to the Texas Board of Criminal Justice, where he serviced through 2012.

    David has served on numerous charitable boards and has been honored with many awards throughout his career. An avid baseball fan, you will find David in his favorite spot at the stadium, behind homeplate cheering on our team.

  • Ainsley Nelson - Secretary
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  • Ainsley Nelson - Secretary

    As Secretary of Southpaw Sports and Entertainment, Inc., Lousiana native Ainsley Nelson recalls her first brush with baseball. As a little girl playing in her new backyard, her dad tossed her a ball he found while mowing the yard. Ainsley treasured the ball, though not knowing the true value of what she held in her hands. The ball had autographs of many recognizable major league players. Names such as Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Willie Mays and Bob Feller were found to be on the old ball. The value of the baseball is more than money, but the love for baseball her father shared with her that day is priceless.

    Ainsley's primary emphasis with Southpaw is the operation of West Texas Endurance. The expansion and excellence of those endurance events referred to above, is due to her expertise and community involvement. Before moving to Lubbock, Ainsley served as the Executive Director of 26 Miles for 26 Charities, the philanthropy program of the Austin Marathon & Half Marathon. Ainsley's background has led her to work with corporate running programs, a global technology conference, government affairs for Fortune 500 organization, and she served as director of scheduling for former Governor George W. Bush of Texas. Her love of sports also had her involved in Ironman 70.3 Austin, a qualifying race for the Ironman World Championship 70.3. She currently serves as the Regional Director of Communications and Marketing for Covenant Health, the largest hospital system in West Texas.

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    • Daily Razz Hotel breakfast buffet
    • Two pieces of apparel pressing service per night
    • Complimentary In-room wireless internet access
    • Large bathroom, including tub and shower
    • Mini bar and snacks
    • Access to indoor pool and fitness area
    • Transport service from and to airport
    • Free entrance to selected exhibitions

Advisory Committee

  • Drayton McLane, Jr.
    Chairman/Founder, The McLane Group and Former Owner, Houston Astros

  • Mike Gustafson
    President and CEO, College Baseball Foundation

  • Mark Griffin
    President and CEO, The Griffin Companies

  • Delbert McDougal
    Chairman, McDougal Properties

  • Bill Dean
    Vice President and CEO, Texas Tech Alumni Association

  • Rob Allison
    Former Assistant City Manager, City of Lubbock

  • John Owens
    Chairman, West Texas Region, PlainsCapital Bank

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