For those of you who have been following my son's story of bringing a skateboard plaza to St. Cloud, Austin had an exciting day yesterday.
My wife received a call from Kare 11 News (the Mpls NBC affiliate) at 2:00 yesterday afternoon asking if they could come up and do a story on Austin - in 2 hours! Sure enough, at 4:00 there they were on my deck interviewing the guy while my wife and I watched from the kitchen window.
Needless to say, Austin is very excited about this press. Click here to see the story and video.
I was amazed at how much time and effort Amy and Monica put into producing this story. They had to drive one hour to St. Cloud, interview the mayor and Austin for over 2 hours and then drive back an hour again so they could edit the story for the 10:00 news. They didn't even leave town until after 5:00. That's like 6 hours of work for a 2-minute spot!
So thanks Kare 11, this story will help a lot. We're already receiving inquiries as to where people can donate. Right now we have this web site up and in progress.
One thing's for sure, Austin sure doesn't mind all the attention. Especially when it comes from such wonderful people as these!