Let's Communicate - It's Easy
It happens so often. In fact, numerous times a year. And here we go again - emails and telephone calls.
Readers of the Toronto Star and our website want to know why a certain high school score is not posted online or in the paper? Some are curious, some are very upset - likely because their team won a game or an athlete did something unusual.
This might sound like I'm bragging. Yup, then again, I am. The Toronto Star has done an excellent job over the years highlighting school sports. And there are far more people than just me, who someway are involved in making sure that high school sports information gets to you.
Here's the problem. We can't be everywhere all the time.
And so, we rely on schools, coaches, teachers, athletes, managers and more to provide us with daily and accurate information. It has been like that for years and hope the message has been understood. I know many schools do a great job, many don't.
We can't give you what we don't have and so the onus is on the various athletic associations to get the message out. Believe me, they have tried. It's that group I mentioned earlier that need to do their share of communicating - win, lose or tie.
And I have heard it far too many times, ready..."my team lost so I don't want anyone to know" or "I'm just to busy" and there are more. I guess that's why there are team captains, managers and assistants. It takes seconds to call or e-mail - especially with technology being what it is and everyone I know has a cell phone.
We want to know what's happening in sports in Greater Toronto Area schools. Yes, boys and girls - junior and senior. E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone toll free at 1-866-249-1387 or locally at 416-869-4394.
I really am a nice guy.
The numbers appear daily in the paper, on our website and now here - where I know coaches read this. Help us promote student athletes.