The reason I got into radio was to make a difference. I'm personally involved with many local organizations, as well as the hundreds we work with through the station. Here are just a few of the groups I spend more time helping:
University of Iowa Children's Hospital, CMN, and Dance Marathon
The ARC of East Central Iowa
Knights of Columbus
Marion Youth Baseball
I enjoy coaching baseball, playing tennis, kickboxing, listening to music, playing board games with my kids, riding rollercoasters and taking long walks on the beach.
My favorite teams that I follow:
· Minnesota Vikings Football
· Nebraska Cornhuskers Football
· Univ of North Dakota Fighting Sioux Hockey
· Linn Mar Lions
· Iowa Hawkeyes
· Minnesota Twins & Cincinnati Reds Baseball
I don't get a lot of time to myself these days. I was looking forward to getting some golf in over Father's Day weekend. Sunday rolled around and I told my wife I was going to go golfing. "why don't we go with you?" says my wife. Being a good father, I brought my wife and 7 year old out. I guess I was looking for a laugh deep down. We went to the Par 3 on the SW side of Cedar rapids, which is very family friendly.
First two holes were pretty humourous, watchng my wife try to drive the ball and then about 7 shots later getting it up to the green. Then we got to the 3rd hole. y 7 year old son, who is just learning hit a decent 50 yard drive. He was so proud of himself. Perhaps he will be my golfing partner in a few years. My wife was next up. I didn't see my son drfit away from my side and make his way next to the golf cart, which was to the left of my wife and just slightly ahead of her. Wouldn't you know it, she hit her drive off the heel of the driver and it shot stright to the side hitting my son full force on his sunglasses as he looked ahead. Luckily he had the sunglasses on. They didn't break but gave him a nive cut on the eyebrow which started spurting blood like one of those sprinkler hoses. He was covered in blood within minutes, including the black golf glove which he was holding on the cut to try stop the bleeding. He cried for about 10 minutes while we got him cleaned up and butterflied the cut shut. Iasked him if he wanted to quit, he said " No.. I want to keep playing"
As we were getting ready to go to the next hole, his bloody golf glove was lying on the ground by itself. I told my wife to try it on. she said 'Why?".. and in my best Johnny Cohran voice I said : If the glove doesn't fit, we must aquit" She and I both chuckled recalling the OJ tril.
We finished out the round, but whenver my wife went up to hit her shot, he would stand behind a tree or lay down in the cart. The incident will be a memory that we will share for a number of years remembereing the Father's Day Golf Outing...