It was the summer of 1984, and I had just retired from hockey. I was playing in a celebrity charity golf tournament at the Connecticut Golf Club in Easton, CT. I was participating in the tournament on the invite of Jim McManus, a co-founder of the integrated marketing giant, Marketing Corporation of America, the lead tournament sponsor. MCA had divisions that provided consulting, advertising, sales promotion, coupon .. and other sales and marketing services. In addition to playing a round […]
Charles Kelly has done far more than talk the talk … for he has surely walked the walk … every step. I was fortunate to grow up in a big and tight family that abounded with love, and in which each member was loyal to each other. I had a wonderful mother and father, and four sisters and three brothers. My older sister, Maureen, married her high school sweetheart, Charles Kelly and they have been married for 46 years. Maureen […]
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If you watch TV footage of the celebration on the ice after Team USA beat the Soviet Union at the 1980 Winter Olympic Games at Lake Placid, you might see a smiling man with white hair give me a big hug. That man was Dr. Visvaldis “George” Nagobads, our team physician. Today, Dr. Nagobads, 93, remains in great health. He is vibrant and living in Minneapolis. Dr. Nagobads took particular joy in our victory over the Russian Bear. For back […]