Spitfires season ticket holder doesn’t want to listen to new voices
TV Cogeco will have a new broadcast crew for Windsor Spitfires home games in 2012-13. This means that the familiar voices of Domenic Papa, Bill Kelso and Brian Trenholm will not be heard this season. Spits Season ticket holder Robert Matis is disappointed with the decision and is doing something about it.
Windsor - August 7, 2012 - Last week TV Cogeco announced that they would have a new broadcast crew for Windsor Spitfires home games in 2012-13. This means that the familiar voices of Domenic Papa, Bill Kelso and Brian Trenholm will not be heard this season.
Four year, Spits Season ticket holder Robert Matis is disappointed with the decision and is doing his part to try to convince TV Cogeco Manager Robert Scussolin to reverse this decision. Since August 1st, Matis has spent several hours each day at various business city intersections sporting a sign in support of the former announcers.
Today, OurHometown.ca caught up with Matis at the corner of Tecumseh and Ouellette. He has also spent time at the intersections of Giles-Ouellette, Lauzon-Tecumseh and Howard-Tecumseh.
”A lot of the motorists get the message and have honked to show their support,” said Matis. “Nothing but positive results all the way through.”
“I'm doing it for the guys, I see them at the games all the time. Domenic Papa stopped by to see me and lend his support,” added Matis
While on the corner on Tuesday, Justyna Cajmer was driving by, read the names on the sign and was moved to stop and meet Matis.
Cajmer’s son, Szymon is a disabled student of Trenholm’s at St. Gregory School in Tecumseh. Szymon is one of only six people in Ontario living with MPS II - a rare genetic disorder that’s debilitating the 16 year-old Tecumseh boy.
“This past school year was the most inspiring, motivating year for my son under the guidance of Brian Trenholm,” said Justyna. “This is the reason why I stopped to lend my support.”
”Any unjust to this man would be devastating to my son,” add Justyna. “Brian was the one who understood him. Szymon blossomed under Brian’s leadership.”
Justyna’s parting words to Matis were, “Thank you Robert. I admire people who take initiative.”
Matis is hopeful that his efforts may bring some change to a situation he describes as three announcers getting fired for no reason.
“I am doing this on my own, I am not associated with team,” stated Matis. “They are a hell of a good bunch of guys!”
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