Message From The Publisher
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Did someone say tee time? Did you know that along with the beautiful golf courses and amazing sports programs throughout our community, no stone is left unturned for any age, any gender or any competition when it comes to the Village of Wellington. This month, the annual “Our Wellington” September issue explores some of the village’s amazing sports and recreation outlets, along with a look at the new state-of-the-art sports complex at Wellington High School that created a win-win for everyone. On the cover, we reintroduce ourselves to longtime Wellington resident and USPTA Elite Professional Chuck Gill, who took over leadership of the Wellington Tennis Center earlier this year. We feature his plans for the tennis facility in this issue. Also in Our Wellington, we look at some of the community’s wonderful youth sports providers, including the Western Communities Football League, the Wellington Wolves Youth Basketball organization, the Wellington Soccer Club and the Wellington Roller Hockey Association.
Elsewhere in this issue, we take a look at how organizations like Wellington’s Great Charity Challenge have helped the Opportunity Early Childhood Education & Family Center continue its crucial mission. We also meet the amazing Griesemer family, which includes three generations of coaches and sporting professionals. Wellington Health profiles longtime local orthodontist Dr. Randall Shults, while Wellington Table samples the elevated tavern fare at Wellington hotspot Kickback Neighborhood Tavern. Wellington Home visits an amazing property in the Equestrian Club Estates presented this month by Jacqueline Abramson. Finally, our Celebrate Wellington series features the Wellington Art Society.
As we go to press with this issue of Wellington The Magazine, it is hard not to pause, give gratitude and reflect on all that we are dealing with across the globe and still remain hopeful that we are truly one of the strongest, most resilient countries in the world, and we will always come together in the end. Coming upon the 20th anniversary of 9/11, we must also never forget those we lost.
Reflection has been a big part of the last year for me, and has really allowed me to appreciate our community that much more. This month marks my 20th anniversary with our company. The business and community partnerships we have formed are priceless, and the time spent building our company has had its challenges but has been one of the most rewarding parts of my career. This month, we choose sports, as the quest to compete is key in the success of any good company. Yet I echo words from one of the all-time top athletes in the world, Michael Jordan: “Just play. Have Fun. Enjoy the game!”
Our Wellington: Explore The New State-Of-The-Art Sports Complex And So Much More!
Joshua I. Manning
senior graphic designer
Louis Hillary Park
M. Dennis Taylor