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From Depression, To Blindness, To Fantasy Football and Beyond: My Journey Continues


By Dominick Petrillo


Before starting with the following story of my life and in some sense downturn and redemption, I would like to state I am not a professional writer yet. I am a determined sports enthusiast; I love to write, doing so to the best of my abilities. I would also like to share a quick story about my development, something I did not learn until later in life.

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Blind Sportscaster Wants to Share His Story


To say that Bryce Weiler has overcome adversity in his life is a massive understatement.

He was born four months prematurely and developed an eye condition called retinopathy of prematurity that caused blindness. But that didn't stop Bryce.

After college, Bryce began developing programs for fans with disabilities, including the Field of Dreams. The first teams to join him in his work were the Baltimore Orioles and the New Britain Bees baseball teams. Partnering with the owner of the Bees, he then co-founded for the Beautiful Lives Project.

Bryce would like to spread the word about Beautiful Lives Project and would make a great guest for any sports talk show or podcast. You can reach Bryce at, or at 812-899-5673.

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NSMA members are encouraged to consider donating to this scholarship fund in memory of WDSU-TV sports reporter Carly McCord, who died in the December 28th plane crash in Lafayette, LA.

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Leicht's Story a Unique One


Aaron Leicht recently joined the NSMA as a student member. When he was asked where he was enrolled in school, his return email told a unique story:

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NSMA Sponsor Midnight Moon Moonshine to Sponsor Cars in NGOTS and XFINITY Races at Bristol


Midnight Moon, a product of NSMA sponsor Piedmont Distillers, Inc., is partnering for sponsorship in two NASCAR races at Bristol Motor Speedway in August.

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