Chuck Dahn and Memories Of Dad

The most exciting part of sharing stories has been that good friends respond by sharing their own. Over the years, York Golf Club has had the good fortune of having a Club Manager named Chuck Dahn. Chuck is a man who goes about his job as if it is not work. Chuck recently shared memories of his Dad and a couple of photographs which I will share with you. Chuck was a crafty left-hander in junior high and played an important role on a great Miami University basketball team. However, his words make obvious that his athletic memories are best recalled in the context of his Dad. As you read his words, remember your family members and give thanks for the important inspirational roles they have played in your life and for the stories you have to tell about them. As Chuck tells the story:

Ridgeview Raiders

The crafty lefthander throwing Uncle Charlie, the dreaded curve ball

The crafty lefthander throwing Uncle Charlie, the dreaded curve ball

Miami University Basketball 1984

Chuck Dahn, member of Miami University basketball eam

Chuck Dahn, member of Miami University basketball eam

………..I can still hear my dad yelling at the ball games……….most memorable yell from dad, Assembly Hall (Indiana, Bob Knight), 1983, Indiana ranked #5 and we win by 8!!  I played the whole game and was exhausted after the game, but thrilled!!  Dad had 2 things to say to me at half court (where I met him and mom following the game)…1.  Did you hear me yell?  (17,000 screaming Indiana fans) 2. How does my shoulder turn look??  (Dad was a member at York till he passed away in 1991)……….My answers, “ I heard every word ”  and “ your shoulder turn looks great ”………..He was diagnosed with cancer the week before the game and battled till his last day!!    Dad was a WWII pilot (B-24) and an All-American football player at University of Dayton alongside Chuck Knoll!

 

Thanks for sharing Chuck!

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