A crazy day, and 1,370 with Dad and Ray

06 Jan

(Thanks for the photo, Kristen!)

I knew something was different about today when I woke up with an e-mail from a CBS radio affiliate in Dallas.

Apparently the NH Sunday News story of Jan. 3 had been picked up by the Associated Press, and that led to a hectic and tiring and most excellent day of promoting HFH.  In addition to Dallas, local radio was interested, as were stations from California, Oregon, South Carolina, and Westwood One.  The most exciting call of the day came from Fox, which wanted to do a live TV interview for a segment of their 11-1 network program, “Happening Now.”  So I was carted to a studio at the NH Institute of Politics on the campus of Saint Anselm College, where host Jane Skinner had me on, remotely, for about a five-minute segment.  I felt a little clumsy and goofy, but the end product seemed to be pretty cool (lots of cutaways from my big head).  Amazing what a high end production team can do!

And not 10 minutes into the ride back from the studio, there were 13 new online donations … can’t wait to see what the mailman brings later this week.

Additionally, we did a little bit of live radio, a couple other taped segments, and scheduled a few more over the course of the next week or so.  It was truly a great day for the cause.

And then, to cap things off, Dad and Uncle Ray split up the rebounding chores for 1,370 more in the bucket, for a total of 79,007 down, 920,993 to go to 1 million made foul shots.


Posted by on January 6, 2010 in Uncategorized


2 responses to “A crazy day, and 1,370 with Dad and Ray

  1. Patrick Pauken

    January 6, 2010 at 3:38 pm


    Great work! I saw you on “Happening Now” the other day and I loved the story and I love this adventure of yours. I live in Ohio — too far to rebound for you, perhaps. But I will be donating shortly. Best wishes and THANK YOU!!

    Pat Pauken

    • hoopsforheroes

      January 6, 2010 at 5:06 pm

      Hi Pat … Thanks for the kind words and the support. We’ve got a long way to go, so if you’re in New England at all in the next couple of years, touch base and come on in for a rebounding session. Again, many thanks.


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