Dear Friends - with last week's announcement that our community will enjoy CanAM baseball as of 2015 at the Ballpark, the Champions for Ottawa Baseball will now cease and be "rolled" into the new Club.
We can celebrate our success ! It was our work, effort and support through season ticket deposits, community events (pls browse through the photos) and charitable giving that helped secure a CanAm franchise and tell decision makers at City Hall and in the baseball industry that baseball belongs in Ottawa.
Since I started the Champions in Feb 2012, we went on a journey of trying to secure a DoubleA franchise with several ownership opportunities. It was a learning experience for everyone involved. But for now, we can appreciate that the grassroots effort we delivered truly mattered to the process. I am very proud of what we did together to ensure the game of baseball is a community pillar in our City.
I want to thank you all - from my Honorary Patrons to the City of Ottawa, from the deposit holders to the 20+ businesses that donated to the Miracle League of Ottawa. I appreciate the support, commitment and time.
I won't post on this Group anymore, but pls make sure you follow the new Team page, The Ottawa Champions Baseball Club here on Facebook or on twitter at @champs_ottawa.
My thanks again
David Gourlay, Founder
Champions for Ottawa Baseball
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PLAY BALL !
Ottawa Sun (Sept 7th, 2012)