Earl Ball Sends Greetings To Wilma McLung!! A Class Act by 2 Classy Shufflers!
Stan Speaks: When Earl Ball read this article in 2011, announcing Wilma’s induction as a Woodbrook Life Time Member, he was inspired and sent the message in red (below) to Wilma.
“I am impressed! Woodbrook is so lucky to have you. Your enthusiasm and willingness to get involved and to lead is admired by all of us. It sounds like I need to come by and try some of your pancakes sometime; I’m so happy for you and everyone in Woodbrook that benefits from all you do.” Earl (Ball)
Every Sport Has Its Icons!!
Shufflers in Woodbrook Estates CHOOSE WILMA McLUNG!!
At this time I thought you may like to know just a bit about Earl (Ball). He has 589 Lifetime Pro Points which places him 11th for the State of FL. In the current season, 2010-2011 he has accumulated 58 points which places him 3rd in the “Point Race”. The 2 paragraphs below are taken from the supporting remarks for his own induction into the Central District Hall of Fame.
We would like to speak about Earl’s accomplishments as a Player in the Central District, and about his contribution to the sport. Earl does not just play the game; Earl makes every game an opportunity to send a message to others that “This Game is exciting; this game is challenging; and it is a game requiring skill and ability!! Just listen to the comments of a reporter of the Tampa Tribune: “Take all those images of shuffleboard that might lurk in your conscience, wad them up with the stereotypes and opinions that seem to smudge the sport’s validity – at least with younger audiences – and present them to Earl Ball.
The 60-year-old Betmar Acres resident will gladly pound those prejudices into fine granules with a conversational flurry – plaudits, terminology, even strategy – about the sport he has come to embrace. ”It’s highly competitive”, said Ball, [In] golf, you’re playing against the course and yourself. But in this game, I expect you to knock me off and you expect me to knock you off, so it takes you back to the days of sticks and bats and balls – all those types of things.”
Stan Again: Just maybe we will have Earl in as a special guest next year and he and Wilma can Chat It Up!! 2011 03 29.
Stan in 2017: I am going to work on that for the 2018 Woodbrook Shuffleboard Banquet!!