In this episode of the Ottawa Entrepreneurs Podcast, Pat hosts David Gourlay. David’s story is unique as he is the President & Minority owner of the Ottawa Champions baseball club in Ottawa, while having a full time job outside of the team.
The Ottawa Champions baseball club just completed it’s inaugural season this past year as a part of the Canadian-American Association League, Or Can-Am for short. The Can-Am league is a professional, independent league that has participating teams in Quebec, New York and New Jersey.
David shares his valuable and unique insights into wearing two very different hats. He shares the following.
- A description of the Can-Am league in detail.
- David’s background and how he eventually got into baseball in Ottawa.
- The strategy behind keeping the baseball brand alive for many years to come.
- Overcoming the negative stigma surrounding baseball in Ottawa and moving forward into future years.
- The local community base that the club is built on and the charities the Champions are involved with.
- How David keeps his schedule in check as a busy entrepreneur.
- Advice to fellow Entrepreneurs who work full time and have this new idea they would like to explore.
You can find out more about the Ottawa Champions Baseball Club here: http://www.ottawachampions.com/