This is very cool don'tcha think?
Maybe the Ticats video people can give us a tour inside someday?.....and post the video for us?
This is a great idea that Ticat fan Chris Ecklund had
Ticats get a new coach
Forty-two foot motor coach for corporate and community events
The Hamilton Spectator
(Aug 31, 2007)
Even before the Labour Day game is played, Jesse Lumsden and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats' offensive line will gain a lot of yards. Miles, actually.
Giant images of Lumsden, his blocking crew, defensive end Nautyn McKay-Loescher and middle linebacker Zeke Moreno adorn the sides of the Cats' new community cruiser, which the club unveiled this week.
The 42-foot motor coach belongs to Hamilton businessman and philanthropist Chris Ecklund, who customized the vehicle, had it painted and donated the use of it to the Tiger-Cats for community and corporate functions.
"Just carrying on my commitment to the city and the team," said Ecklund, who's been a Ticat fan for 30 years and buys a corporate tent in the west end zone.
The Cats plan to use the coach for a variety of community and corporate events, and have already committed it to 15 functions.
They're particularly interested in using it as a marketing, er, vehicle in the outlying regions of their catchment area, such as the Niagara Peninsula.
"With the brand identification, it's a success as soon as it arrives," said Greg Kelly, the Cats' Director of Marketing. "It's great for us. How many marketing directors can say they've got their own bus to take to promotions?"
Ecklund is now searching for six adults to volunteer their time as coach drivers. He says the drivers will receive Cats' season's tickets for their families, as well as other perks.
"This coach is something every Hamiltonian can look at and say 'I own part of this,' " Ecklund said. "This is a community team."email@example.com