Welcome to Bernie Puchalski’s and Bill Potrecz’s grand adventure. Our vision is a website dedicated to the daily coverage of local sports in St. Catharines and Thorold. It is easy to make grand pronouncements and promises of what we are going to do but we are going take from now until the end of December to show you what we are all about. Consider it a trial period for our readers and potential sponsors and advertisers.
We believe it’s important to share the stories of local sports and teams and feel strongly that the local sporting scene is an important component of a community’s identity.
To make our vision a reality, we need your support. Hopefully, you will check out our website every day and share the stories we write with your friends on Facebook, Twitter or whatever social media platform you utilize. The first part of ensuring the success of our website is being able to show potential advertisers and sponsors that we are the Go To site for local sports news in St. Catharines and Thorold.
We are in the early stages of this website and are looking for your comments and suggestions for making our site an integral part of your day. Please email us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to page views, readers can help make this page a reality by taking out a voluntary subscription to our site. We will be asking for an annual sum of $25 to help in our daily task of writing and reporting on the local sports scene. Please email Bill or Bernie if you want to contribute in this way and we will be in touch in the new year. We promise that any profits we make will be reinvested into the website and used to expand and enhance our coverage.
We are also hoping local businesses will see the value in advertising or sponsoring our coverage. Please email Bernie or Bill and we will pass on your contact information to our advertising representatives. We will not only place your ads on our website but will include a mention of your business in the actual content. We would love to have sponsors for all of the sports we are planning to cover. Maybe you want your business associated with our Brock, Niagara IceDogs, Niagara River Lions, junior B hockey, high school football, high school cross country running coverage or something else. We can make that happen.
Our plan until the end of 2017 is to solicit support in the form of voluntary subscriptions and advertising/sponsorships and see whether there is enough interest to make this page a reality. We hope that you will share our vision and make this website a reality. In the months ahead, you will see Bernie and Bill out in the community doing what they have done for the past three decades. Please share your thoughts with us and share our stories with everyone you know.