Team Launch – June 2014
During a ceremony at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Park, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, league commissioner Miles Wolff and local baseball champion David Gourlay were on hand to announce the Ottawa Champions would begin play in 2015.
Logo Launch – August 2014
The Ottawa Champions released their new corporate logo and a special baseball hat logo at a ceremony in August 2014.
“The Ottawa Champions aspire to reflect our community and our new logo represents our passion for playing the game of baseball right here in the Nation’s Capital,” said Champions President David Gourlay.
Hal Lanier and Sebastien Boucher Announced – November 2014
In November, the Ottawa Champions made former NL Manager of the Year Hal Lanier the first manager in team history. At the same time, they acquired their first player, Gatineau native Sebastien Boucher.
Beer & Bats – January 2015
The Ottawa Champions made a commitment to local businesses by announcing an official baseball bat partnership with SamBat Corporation and two beer partnerships with Kichesippi Beer Co. and the Clocktower BrewPub.
Concession Announcement – March 2015
On March 2nd the Ottawa Champions announced a concession partnership with Quebec-based Sportscene Group, which operates the La Cage aux Sports chain of restaurants. It was also announce that Ottawa-based Gabriel Pizza will be selling their bigger, better pizzas at the ballpark.
Naming Rights Announcement – March 2015
The Ottawa Champions announced an historic multi-year partnership with leading tax and advisory firm Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton for the naming rights to the Ottawa Ballpark. For at least the next three years, the stadium will be known as Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Park
History Campaign – April 2015
The Ottawa Champions joined together with Mayor Jim Watson and the Miracle League of Ottawa to unveil three cases of precious baseball memorabilia that will be on display in the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame. The memorabilia was the result of donations from the Golden Moments campaign, which launched last year.