Well then, it seems that after a couple of less than uplifting posts in a row, it's time for a little "feel good" shout out.
This is my dad Bill. You know him from the mostly relevant comments he leaves here on a regular basis and from the infamous Billisms posts I've written over the last few years. My brother took this picture of him pulling in a steelhead from the Baptism River by Silver Bay the other day. That's Lake Superior in the background.
Anway, what you don't know about Bill, is that he has raised nearly $200,000 for the Shriners Hospitals for Children over the past 11 years through fundraisers he has organized and managed himself.
And just this last Sunday, the Duluth News Tribune featured his story in a full page article. Here is an edited excerpt. The full story can be found here.
| When charitable deeds get ink, ‘everybody wins’|
Rob Karwath Duluth News Tribune
Published Sunday, May 04, 2008
What this story doesn't say is that Bill works pretty much year round contacting sponsors, securing advertising and planning these huge events region-wide. Not too shabby for someone who turned 80 last year.
So good job dad. You deserve this recognition for your tireless efforts toward helping the unfortunate children who need the help of the Shriners Hospitals. You should be proud of yourself.
I know I am.