The Web S.W.O.T.
Team in partnership with
the Gateway Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation honors the passing of a
legend. Thank you very much for visiting the site and for your donations.
1924 - 2002
Mr. Jack Buck passed at 11:08P.M. on June 18th, 2002
at the age of 77 years old.
A Memorial service will was held
Thursday the 20th of June at Busch stadium
7:00A.M.. to 11:30P.M.
here for additional memorial information from KMOX Radio.
Crazy, Folks! Go
Those words are forever ingrained in the
memory of St. Louis Cardinals’ fans. Hall
of Fame Broadcaster, Mr. Jack Buck, was talking about the game winning home run
hit by Cardinal’s shortstop, Ozzie Smith.
It clinched the 1985 National League Championship Series for the Red
Birds. However, long before that,
the Gateway Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation had been “going crazy” because Jack Buck
been Honorary Chairman for the Gateway Chapter for many years. In spite of his grueling schedule as the “Voice of the
Cardinals” for almost 50 years, Jack has always had time to raise money for
cystic fibrosis. In July 2002, he
will be honored at the 33rd Annual Jack Buck Golf Classic.
His tournament attracts more than 300 golfers every year, and has raised
$7 million for Cystic Fibrosis research.
This year he has stepped up to the plate
again. He has published a new book,
“Jack Buck, A Collection of Poems and Stories”, with 100% of the
proceeds going directly to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. For
his own enjoyment, Jack has been composing poetry most of his life. Few people outside of his own family have had the opportunity
to see his poems. They cover far
more subjects than baseball and other sports.
Jack has donated eighteen of his poems to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
to be published and used in the effort to generate donations through this site
and other means of distribution. It is a handsome, soft cover book and in addition to his
18 poems, Jack has included 20 hilarious true stories that will make
his readers laugh out loud. For
anyone that is a Jack Buck fan, you will treasure this 48-page book.
It is as poignant and warm as it is funny.
The books are available from the Cystic
Fibrosis Foundation's Gateway Chapter for a minimum donation of $20.00 per book, plus shipping and handling.
quote Mr. Buck, “That’s a winner!”