Doc Emrick isn’t just a great sports announcer, he’s also a person worth looking up to for who he is away from the ice. With that in mind, Emrick is embarking on an adventure that is rather inspiring. He is hand writing a thank-you letter every single day to different individuals who have had an impact on his life. He mentions in this article from our Ed Sherman at USA Today that his letters are being written for no particular reason and are being sent to high school classmates, former coworkers and even neighbors.
Even though Emrick is a pretty busy as he serves as the voice of the Stanley Cup Final, he’s still squeezing in time to pen letters to individuals who have crossed his path over the years. It’s a pretty awesome gesture from one of the best announcers in sports history.
When asked about his inspiration for writing these notes, Emrick responded:
“As you get older, you realize you see people leave, and you didn’t get a chance to talk to them before they left.”
Doc Emrick missed Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final because of the death of his father-in-law, but will return for Game 2.