The connections between sports, business, and our community was discussed by Joseph D. Napoli, President and CEO of the Toledo Mud Hens Baseball Club, Toledo Walleye Hockey Club and Hensville. Raised in Brooklyn, Joe’s twenty-five year career in sports began with the Canton Indians after which he worked with the Chicago Bulls and Detroit Tigers. Joe came to Toledo to embark on several developments in downtown Toledo including Fifth Third Field, the Toledo Walleye and Huntington Center. In April of 2016 the Hens opened “Hensville” the redevelopment of three historic buildings and Hensville Festival Park.

His lecture was part of Lifelong Learning at Lourdes University.