Brewers principal owner Mark Attanasio expressed condolences Monday after the son of one of his investors died from injuries suffered in a skiing accident.
The Summit County, Colorado coroner’s office told the Associated Press that Joe Lubar, 21, died Friday, two weeks after he injured his brain in a fall on an expert run at Copper Mountain Resort. His father is David Lubar, who serves on the Brewers’ advisory board and finance committee.
“The Lubars are dear friends to many of us in the organization, and to Debbie and me in particular,” Mark Attanasio said in a statement issued by the Brewers. “We watched Joe grow up shagging fly balls in the outfield at Spring Training in Maryvale and enjoyed many games with him in Miller Park. A true baseball lover, he pitched at University School of Milwaukee and at University of Denver, which is retiring his No. 9.
“Joe was a kind, polite, thoughtful young man who touched everyone he worked with during his recent summer internship with the Brewers. Words cannot express the sadness that we all feel, and we mourn with the Lubars during this difficult time.”
According to the AP, authorities said Joe Lubar was skiing above the tree line on a double-black-diamond run when he lost control and fell over some rocks. He was initially treated in Frisco, Colo. and then transferred St. Anthony Central Hospital in Denver. He died early Friday.
David Lubar is president of Lubar & Co., a private investment firm founded by his father, prominent Milwaukee philanthropist Sheldon Lubar.