Mele Kalikimaka!

As we all are hustling and bustling for our Christmas celebrations today and tomorrow, I wanted to wish each and every one you a Merry Christmas! We hope that you enjoy the celebrations and remember the reason for Christmas.  In celebration, I was going to write a “T’Was the Night Before Christmas” story, but I decided to go in a different direction.

As I sit beside my Christmas tree this morning listening to the rain, I can’t help but feel blessed in all aspects of my life. The staff of Carter County Sports feels the exact same as we continue to grow and push forward.

When we started the site in late April, it wasn’t a calculated decision nor was it really on a whim. It was a couple weeks of discussion on how we can give those who make sports inside Carter County Sports – the student-athletes- the most coverage possible.  If you have been with us since the very going, I hope you have seen the improvement I have seen – I almost cringe when looking at the site the first few days.

Thank you to those who have helped us along the way, and we look forward to the rest of 2014 and all of 2015. I can’t express how much we appreciate the help and welcome we have received from the student-athletes, coaches, administrations and the fans. Our mission, simply, is to give the best coverage we can do. We aren’t in competition with anyone as we are doing this to be a part of community, and that is why by-lines are rare on our site – we want the stories and attention to be on those the story is about and not on our writers.

The future looks bright and we have some dreamers on our staff. As I Cor. 9:24 says, “Do you know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it.” For us at Carter County Sports, we are going to run the race in the way that it should be done – with honesty, integrity and hard work – to help spotlight our student-athletes.

Simply, thank you to each and everyone for helping us in our first eight months, and simply the best is yet to come.

Merry Christmas and God bless each and every one of you!

Mele Kalikimaka!