Posted by Nancy on May 04, 2015
In the world of sports, as in everyday life, it is wonderful to encounter people who actually make a difference in the lives of those they come into contact with. While we’ve likely all heard stories of nightmare coaches who intimidate and bully their players. We’ve also heard stories of heroes who shape and mold their players into good athletes and even more importantly, good people.
Lucky are those individuals who find themselves under the tutelage of such a person. Former athleteic protoges of Jay Fullmer would fall into that category. Mr. Fullmer passed away recently at the age of 78 after a lifetime of helping others accomplish the very thing that was denied him, a career in the boxing ring. Jay longed to strap on a pair of boxing gloves and give his all against any opponent that would challenge him but sadly due to health issues he was not able to pursue that goal. Instead he challenged his energies toward helping others to be the best they could be. When you think about it, isn’t that really the measure of success anyone could be proud of?