Transplanted from Minnesota, Adam and his family brought the T-Bones Baseball Club to Kansas City, Kansas, in October 2002, after having owned and operated the team in Duluth, Minnesota, as the DuluthSuperior Dukes for two years prior.
In its 14 years at CommunityAmerica Ballpark, the team has made five playoff appearances, won the championship in 2008 and has been a pioneering success in promotions and family-friendly entertainment that have resulted in record-setting attendance. The T-Bones have been named the league’s Organization of the Year four times. Committed to its community, the club honors veterans, first responders, service agencies and other nonprofit groups through special events and recognition at the ballpark. Ehlert sees that as a critical extension of the business’ focus (aside from independent professional baseball)—affordable, family-friendly entertainment.
Adam serves locally on the TURF (T-Bones Uncommitted Recreation Fund) Council and the Mayor’s Health Council. He is a Charter Member of the Village West Rotary Club – serving as Club President in 2010-2011. In the spring of 2012, Adam led a Rotary Group Study Exchange Team trip to Finland, and is a certified facilitator in District 5710’s inaugural Rotary Leadership Institute program. He will serve as District Governor for the 47 Rotary clubs that make up the state’s eastern district in 2017-18.
Ehlert is a graduate (B.A., Political Science) of American University in Washington, D.C. He and his wife Heather (also a Paul Harris Fellow), live in Overland Park, Kansas, with Moxie, their seven-year old Doberman. When not cheering on his favorite sports teams, volunteering, or patrolling the neighborhood for squirrels with Moxie, Adam’s other interests include reading, tennis, running and golf.