Colorado Rockies Extend Player Development Contract with Asheville Tourists

The Colorado Rockies have extended their Player Development Contract with the Asheville Tourists for another two years. This new agreement marks the longest active affiliation between any South Atlantic League team and their Major League affiliate. At the current time, 18 out of the 40 Colorado Rockies players have played for the Asheville Tourists.

UNC Asheville Names Residence Hall After Chancellor Emerita Anne Ponder

On June 15, UNC Asheville held a celebration in honor of their 6th Chancellor Emerita Anne Ponder for her success in leading the largest building program in UNCA history during her time as chancellor. Ponder served as UNCA’s chancellor from 2005 until she retired in 2014. During her time, she played a crucial role in increasing the percentage of students living on campus. Because of her efforts, UNCA renamed Overlook Residence Hall to Ponder Hall.

Ninja Porter Places Third in World Cup Beer Competition

In May, Asheville Brewing Company’s Ninja Porter won the bronze medal in the Brewers Association’s biennial World Beer Cup Competition in the Brown Porter category. The Ninja competed against over 8,000 different beers from 2,515 companies and 66 different countries. This is the Ninja’s second medal, as it took home gold in the 2014 World Beer Cup in the same category.