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D&H leaders snag minority stake in Harrisburg Senators

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The leaders at one of Central Pennsylvania's largest private companies have joined the ownership group of the Harrisburg Senators baseball team.

Dan and Michael Schwab, co-presidents of Harrisburg-based D&H Distributing Co., along with their sister, Amy Silfen, a D&H board member, have joined the Senators ownership as minority owners of the club. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The minor-league club's principal owner is Mark Butler, president and CEO of Ollie's Bargain Outlet. Butler assumed majority control of the team in 2015.

"Local ownership and involvement is paramount to the success of a minor league baseball team," Butler said in a statement. "Their passion for baseball and the Harrisburg area will without a doubt allow Central Pa. to remain as one of the top minor-league markets in the country."

D&H, a wholesale distributor of technology products, has long been the top company on the Business Journal's annual Top 100/250 private companies list, which ranks companies in the region by total revenue. The company posted $3.6 billion in total revenue last year.

Dan Schwab is one of the co-founders of Harrisburg Young Professionals. He also has been a board member at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology.

Michael Schwab is on the board of trustees at the University of Maryland and the Parent's Council at the University of Michigan.

The Senators are a minor league affiliate of the Washington Nationals. The team's home opener on City Island is Friday, April 13.

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