Two-time Olympic gold medallist Donovan Bailey introduced on Friday that he has joined American rapper Snoop Dogg and L.A. producer Neko Sparks of their bid to buy the Ottawa Senators. Sparks and Snoop Dogg have been main this bid in hopes of constructing the Senators the primary Black-owned group within the Nationwide Hockey League.
I’m so excited to announce that I’ll be becoming a member of the primary black led possession group with @SnoopDogg and @Neko_Sparks in our bid to buy the Ottawa Senators #THEChamp#undisputed #possession #RunningThingsPodcast #Sens pic.twitter.com/S3A70X1iAL
— Donovan Bailey (@donovanbailey) Could 19, 2023
Bailey retired from skilled sprinting with a 100m PB of 9.84 seconds, which nonetheless stands because the Canadian document. Since leaving the game, he has been busy in a number of different realms, together with enterprise. He began an organization referred to as DBX Sport Administration, which helps newbie athletes with self-promotion, he created The Bailey Basis (a non-profit that raises funds for a number of causes, together with most cancers analysis and youth mentorship packages in Jamaica) and he invests in actual property.
In a February interview with Canadian Household Places of work, Bailey mentioned he’s “recurrently approached” by startups asking if he’ll put money into their initiatives. “I’m at present invested in 5 startups,” he mentioned on the time. “I’m concerned in fintech, I personal a shoe firm … I’m exploring the psilocybin and hashish areas, I personal a sizzling sauce firm and the pillar of my portfolio continues to be actual property.”
Now, he’s wanting so as to add the possession of a serious sports activities group to his post-retirement resume, and it appears to be like like he and the remainder of the group surrounding Sparks have shot at touchdown the Senators.
“I’m so excited to announce that I’ll be becoming a member of the primary Black-led possession group with [Snoop Dogg and Neko Sparks] in our bid to buy the Ottawa Senators,” Bailey tweeted on Friday. Bailey has proven his assist of hockey groups prior to now, together with a current Instagram submit in early Could during which he sports activities a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey with the quantity 9.84 on the again.
There are a number of different bids being thought of for the Senators possession. The choice is predicted in some unspecified time in the future within the subsequent week.