There are lots of things to be thankful for this Fall, sports likely falling well down the priority ladder, but we love sports. In Chatham-Kent, we have a lot to be thankful for…wait a minute, that sentence didn’t make sense did it? Sure it did, remember you’re on the Chatham-Kent Sports Network.
We work hard to highlight the successes and victories of our local athletes. It’s not all roses, but it’s rare for negative stories to creep into our headlines. While many publications feature our failures, when it comes to the sports page, more often than not you’re reading about success.
So let’s celebrate Thanksgiving, a Thanksgiving of sports in Chatham-Kent:
- I’m thankful to have so many top athletes coming from Chatham-Kent like Shaun Suisham, Andy Fantuz, Ryan Jones, Seth Griffith, and many others…if it wasn’t for these great athletes, this site would be a lot less interesting.
- Speaking of a lot less interesting. This site wouldn’t even exist if it wasn’t for our advertisers like Todd Warriner’s Hockey Station, Snap Hook Discount Golf, and Daniel Whittal Barrister & Soliciter. If you own a business and are feeling giving, or if you appreciate what we do, why not advertise here?
- I’m thankful for all the dedicated coaches and volunteers in Chatham-Kent. You give our youth opportunities in sport, you teach valuable lessons, and without you, our kids would lose the games they love.
- I’m thankful for CKSN’s readers. Believe it or not, there are roughly 10,000 of you reading CKSN each week. That’s the equivalent of every person in Wallaceburg stopping by. Hopefully next year I’ll be thanking 20,000 of you. Keep reading, keep commenting, keep submitting stories…it’s what keeps CKSN ticking.
- I wrote a column like this a while back for the CKDP, and I stated then I was thankful for Brian Burke. That still stands true. Without you Burkey, all those Leafs fans out there might have a decent team to cheer for. Keep up the good work, the rest of the NHL thanks you for your inability to decipher a good player from a 1988 Ford Tempo.
- I’m thankful people in Chatham-Kent continue working to bring amazing sporting events to our community. This summer we had the TekSavvy Kent Cup rugby, and later this month (October 22), we get a National Ringette League game.
- I’m thankful that in some small way, CKSN has been able to help our community. We played our part in the Kraft Celebration Tour, we’re now the official news provider for several sports organizations in Chatham-Kent, and we completed Walk a Mile in Her Shoes with our Chatham-Kent Sports Team raising over $4,000….plus, we’ve got some other things cooking…and no, I don’t mean turkey.
What are you thankful for Chatham-Kent? We like to complain, but we also have it pretty good.
Let the games begin.