Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Here’s an email I received from former sneaker guru Sonny Vaccaro, who has been supporting Barack Obama’s campaign. I thought I would pass it along to all of ZAGSBLOG’S readers…
Tuesday, November 4th will be one of the most important days in any of our lives as citizens and voters of the United States of America.
I am writing to you as a friend, an acquaintance or someone that you’ve worked with over the years in some capacity. I have been lucky to be involved with good people like you from various walks of life and I feel at this moment that it is important for me to reach out to you now.
This election is something I honestly didn’t think would happen in America in my lifetime but deep down believed someday it could….and I am filled with great hope that the realization of the “Impossible Dream” is at hand with the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States of America.
The position of President of the United States of America is one that leads the people and gives the people hope to have dreams. Not the whimsical dreams that we have as a child but the real dreams, the ones we have inside our being that sometimes we don’t share with anyone else, these are the real dreams we harbor and pray for.
Barack Obama’s life is the real dream happening. He is the person who can reach the “unreachable star”.
I believe Barack has the qualities to represent the whole of the individual from the disenfranchised to people who have beliefs that differ from others – regardless of the color of their skin. He gives us a chance to make our real dreams a reality.
Please join me, reach out even if it’s just to one other person, or 5, 10, 20 or 100 of your friends and urge them to get to the polls and make their votes count. Call somebody, email somebody or drive somebody to the polls.
The most powerful waves begin as a single drop – each vote on November 4th is a single drop. Let’s create the wave we need to win.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.