As a wrestling fan on Father’s Day, it’s easy to be reminded of such legendary fathers & sons as Blackjack Mulligan & his boy Barry, Angelo Poffo & his sons Lanny & Randy, & even the Orton clan of Senior, Junior & Randy. The list could go on & on, but my favorite wrestling related Father’s Day memory took place in Shawsville, VA. Three years ago, on my third Father’s Day, I got in my car w/my wife Gala & our precious son, Douglas so that Gala could take me to a surprise destination. That destination ended up being Boogie’s Wrestling Camp, which my wife picked because she knew it is one of my favorite places in the world. That was the first of two Father’s Day surprises that would ultimately change my life that day. The second surprise came about two hours later during the camp meeting. Boogie was nice enough to introduce me as he usually does for visitors, but then he floored me w/the announcement that he & Angel had been talking about bringing me on as an official BWC Staff Member. Sure enough, by the end of that day, Boogie had taken my picture to go on the staff board & by my next visit, my Polaroid pic had proudly joined my fellow staff members on the wall. It was a tremendous honor to be brought into the BWC family as a staff member & it is an honor & a position that I take very seriously. I do everything I can to support the camp & spread the word about the wonderful place that it is. This tremendous honor was made extra special because I was able to share it w/my beautiful wife & wonderful son. It was a very thoughtful Father’s Day Gift that I will never forget. Happy Father’s Day to all of the fathers reading this & every father in the entire BWC family!
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