Christoph Schubert who spent a nice seven years in the Ottawa Senators organization and for the last six seasons he’s been playing for the Hamburg Freezers in the DEL. He was happy until at the age of 34 he saw the team he loved was going up for sale but if it’s not purchased by noon tomorrow their license will expire! That’s when he did something extraordinary.
The energetic defenseman could have called his agent and tried to secure another contract with a rival team but he didn’t do that. Instead he decided he would try and get funding to buy the team. He’s actually going door to door. Now I think he realizes unless he knocks on the door of a millionaire that might not be his best bet. He’s been talking to big companies and he started a Crowdfunding project as well. Seems like he has all his bases covered. Except his sales pitch. This actually happened.
“Hi, I am Schuby, I need to talk to the Boss” Somehow it worked and got a meeting!
All of this is still a long shot but his moxy is admirable. If he can attract a worldwide audience there’s always a chance that this can work.
So far he’s riled up hockey fans in Germany and he had a nice crowd via a flash mob. He and his wife Janina are very passionate about this. If you want to help here’s the link where you can help:
Just 2-3 million Euro will do the trick so tell your friends. If not, then appreciate his efforts and love for the game.