Pittmans step down from positions with Venom

Martin Gardner is taking over as governor and general manager of the junior B Kamloops Venom lacrosse team.

He is succeeding a pair of longtime Snakes, governor Carol Pittman and general manager Brandon Pittman.

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“As the founder of the organization 11 seasons ago, my roles have included governor, GM, treasurer and, most proudly, the team mom,” Carol said.

“However, I am very much looking forward to drastically reduced responsibility within the team and I feel that Martin will serve you well moving forward.”

Carol will remain involved as team treasurer.

Brandon, who has also helped run the team since its inception, thanked local businesses, volunteers and fans for keeping the Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League franchise alive.

In league news, Jeff Hanley of Armstrong is the interim commissioner.

Former Kamloops Blazers’ head coach Guy Charron stepped down from the position after one season in charge.

Renee Barrow of Kamloops is the TOJLL secretary.

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