The Jacksonville Onslow Sports Commission would not be able to bring our community the many great and fun events that we do if it was not for our board members. We wanted to take the time to thank them for all of their support. We also want everyone to get to know our board a little better. What they do is really great, from helping brainstorm new ideas to being at the events to make sure everything goes smoothly, they do it all. The next couple of weeks we will be honoring a few of our board members at a time, in a blog. The board was given a short questionnaire about all things sport related, here are what a few of them had to say:
What is your favorite sport to play?
Steve Goodson – Chairman of Board: Now it is to train and participate in triathlons. In the past it was playing basketball.
Michael Tuton – Director: Softball
Steve Wangerin – Director: Now it’s golf and softball. In the past it was basketball.
What is your favorite sport to watch?
Steve Goodson: Football, both NFL and college football.
Michael Tuton: NFL football
Steve Wangerin: College football
What are your favorite teams?
Steve Goodson: NFL is the Carolina Panthers, NHL is the Carolina Hurricanes, and NCAA is UNC Tarheels (and supposedly anyone playing Ohio State).
Michael Tuton: These favorites are a little all over the country. Green Bay for the NFL, Atlanta Braves for MLB, Red Wings for NHL, and UNC for the NCAA.
Steve Wangerin: Carolina Panthers for the NFL, Charlotte Hornets in the NBA, Atlanta Braves in MLB, Carolina Hurricanes for NHL, and Charlotte 49’ers and Alabama when it comes to NCAA.
Why did you get involved with the Jacksonville Onslow Sports Commission?
Steve Goodson: Had a passion for sports and economic development for our community and JOSC was a good fit for those aspects.
How did you get involved with the Jacksonville Onslow Sports Commission?
Michael Tuton: I expressed an interest in being a part of it, and was then asked to serve on it.
Steve Wangerin: I was asked to serve and volunteer with the Board.
How long have you been involved with the Jacksonville Onslow Sports Commission?
Steve Goodson: Involved with JOSC for fifteen years.
Michael Tuton: Involved for four years.
Steve Wangerin: This is the first year of involvement on the board.
Have you worked with or in the Sports Industry before your involvement with the Jacksonville Onslow Sports Commission? What did you do when working in sports?
Michael Tuton: Involved with soccer organizations: JASA and OCSA.
What is your favorite part of being on the Jacksonville Onslow Sports Commission Board?
Steve Goodson: Being involved with the group of board members we have, interacting with the community and coaches and athletes.
Michael Tuton: Working at the different events.
Steve Wangerin: I enjoy being actively involved with youth sports. I have been involved with and continue to stay involved at Jacksonville High School as a volunteer.
What is your favorite sport related memory?
Steve Goodson: Completing my first triathlon is at the top of the list.
Michael Tuton: Coaching my son’s little league team.
Steve Wangerin: As an individual it’s being an all conference and all area pitcher in the Triangle are of Raleigh. On the national level it was attending the 1995 World Series in Atlanta when the Braves won and going to the post game private players party to celebrate with the players and family.
Which of the Jacksonville Onslow Sports Commission events is your favorite?
Steve Goodson: Marine Federal Credit Union Football Jamboree
Michael Tuton: Marine Federal Credit Union Football Jamboree
Steve Wangerin: Marine Federal Credit Union Football Jamboree
What event would you love to see come to Jacksonville?
Steve Goodson: A Spartan Race would be great in the area.
Michael Tuton: I would like to see a Minor League Baseball team come to the area.
Steve Wangerin: A large sanctioned softball event should come to our area.
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