February 18, 2010

Shani wins!

In the run up to Shani Davis' exciting speed skating wins, it was fun to put on my old PR hat and try to get some attention for the Evanston Speed Skating Club and our little-known sport. After the Olympic "bump," speedskating, along with curling and Nordic-combined, will fade back into obscurity, at least for another four years.

Luckily, our club has several telegenic and articulate young skaters: Jeff is not one of them. So I suggested a number of others who were delighted to give interviews to the networks and numerous other media who contacted the club.

From a parental point of view, I was especially thrilled with CHICAGO PARENT's video story which features Mia Krone, one of ESSC's new up-and-coming skaters. But Jeff has the last, poignant, word. Like "Rosebud" in Citizen Kane.

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