I want to start this off by saying thank you to Shaq Thompson. While I can never tell someone what to do with their money, I think it’s beautiful to see someone giving kids the chance to enter a camp for free. Times are hard for a lot of people and parents are struggling. We often see the news and it’s usually crime-filled with a lot of the crime against or by our youth and we always ask why. Well, the kids don’t know they’re loved. They don’t have a chance to nurture their talents or be exposed to their gifts. Some may see what an athlete like Shaq Thompson is doing as just a good gesture, but it can in fact be life altering/lifesaving.
If you take the time to look around right now you will see that sports camps can range from $75 a day to over $300 a week. Those prices alone will rule out a whole class of families.
How can camps be advertised to help the youth when you price out most them?
With that being said, this is just something to acknowledge and say thank you to Shaq Thompson and people like him who are making a difference. I am sure there’s a group of kids that will be forever grateful for your efforts.
On Monday morning, news came out that the Carolina Panthers fired G.M. Marty Hurney. In a release the team said:
“This was an extremely difficult decision,” Panthers owner Jerry Richardson said in a statement. “Marty made every effort to bring success to the Panthers and took the team to a Super Bowl and two NFC championship games. Unfortunately, we have not enjoyed the success we hoped for in recent years. I have the greatest respect and admiration for Marty and will always appreciate the way he tirelessly served the organization.”
Hurney also released a statement:
“I am very fortunate to have been a part of one of the best organizations in the NFL since 1998,” Hurney said. “As General Manager I will always regret not helping us win the Super Bowl or having back-to-back winning seasons. I hope this change starts accomplishing the direction to those goals. I understand this decision by Mr. Richardson and will always have an extremely close relationship with him. I consider him the best owner in the NFL. I am responsible for everybody in coaching, the players, the scouts and everybody in football operations. After six weeks, we are 1-5 coming off a 6-10 season.”
It always sucks to see a G.M. or coach lose their jobs because the players aren’t playing. However, this is a part of the game
The Carolina Panthers have updated their logo. The Panthers were already known for having a nice logo, and have now added some zest to it.
“We have one of the finest and most recognizable logos in the NFL and wanted to make it as modern as possible without losing the dramatic essence of the mark,” said Carolina Panthers President Danny Morrison.