I have one New Year’s resolution for this weblog – to do my very best to find the very best stories about the very best people in sports. This first story of 2010 has me going in the right direction. Don’t forget the name David “Chubbs” Stillman. Something tells me you’ll be hearing his name a lot this year. “Chubbs” is a senior at Kirkwood High School in suburban St. Louis. Kirkwood bears mentioning here because the school is quickly becoming a beacon of sportsmanship.
Before its 102nd Annual Turkey Day Game against rival Webster Groves High School last November, both schools participated in a pre-game handshake. Every player and coach from both football teams converged at midfield to show the 6,000 fans in attendance what respect is all about. Although the following story is about the basketball team, the result does not surprise me where Kirkwood is concerned. Good sportsmanship is a way of life for the Kirkwood Pioneers. How befitting. A school and a community showing great leadership are nicknamed Pioneers.
For the first time in about 100 posts, I will not tell the story of David “Chubbs” Stillman. That honor is reserved for friend of the St. Louis Sports Commission and Notorious M.O.P. (Man of the People), Mr. Bryan Burwell. To read the full story click here. Until next time…
Be a Good Sport!