I recently attended my first basketball game of the season. We have a new team with new owners and there is a lot of hope in the air! The owners are doing a great job with advertising, merchandize, supporting the coach with capital to get the best players. It is really interesting to see this develop.
The last few years it has been mostly the league carrying the team because owners had not been found. What a difference when an entrepreneurs takes over. They have stepped up to the plate and are focused on getting the job done. They are invested in the outcome. They know about setting vision, mission and goals and creating the plan to go after said vision. The name of our new team is appropriate because you can actually see and begin to feel the magic.
The team is the Moncton Magic and last evening they were playing against the Saint John Riptide. There were still two players to be cut from the team so they were all working hard for a spot. The interesting thing is that there was a great crowd that filled the gym at Crandall University. The buzz about is that of hope. You can feel hope when it is around you.
With new owners and a new team, people are coming on board. Really when it comes to sports, I find people quite fickle. They do not show up and support losers. Maybe I am the crazy one here but I supported the team we had for the six years they played. I never lost hope.
I guess the difference between those that stayed connected and supported the team and those that left is that those that stayed knew that to have “ hope” is a choice. Besides they were there for the love of the game and value never giving up.
This group of owners will need great support from the community in order to stay in business. I hope the community will step up and support them. Otherwise we will be back at square one. I did see people in the crowd that I have not seen at the games in recent years and lots of interest in supporting this new team
Time will tell. What about you? Do you have a favorite sport? Do you support your team or do you give up on them. I learned a long time ago that “ persistence is the key to success”.
Yours in growing awareness