After a disappointing 2017 season, the Guelph Royals have new life.
Shawn Fuller, the owner of Canada’s leading sports distribution company, Canadawide Sports, has stepped up to the plate.
Along with Guelph mayor Cam Guthrie, Fuller has decided to purchase the Royals after a disastrous campaign which saw the club fold mid-season. Canadawide Sports will be the Guelph Royals’ #1 sponsor going forward.
Canadawide Sports has many current ties to baseball, namely as the official distributor of Franklin’s #1 batting gloves in Canada. The company also offers their own line of complimentary baseball essentials under the HDB Baseball brand. They have also recently acquired the rights to distribute Nokona’s premium fielding gloves to the Canadian market.
Purchasing the Guelph Royals was a logical step for Shawn and his company.
“It’s a really unique opportunity,” said Fuller. “The Guelph Royals have such a rich heritage and it would be a shame if they didn’t have a memorable 2018 season.”
He sees the purchase as a “passion project”, and is extremely excited about bringing the Royals back into the IBL.
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