We have a special Sunday SportsBlitz show this Sunday at 11:30 am on WSEE as we welcome three Hall of Fame members from the Lower Eastside Sports Club. Dann Carr and Donny Plonski, two of the originators of the "American Gladiators" TV series along with "Mighty" Mike Maggio, one of the best boxers this area has ever produced. If you want story after story of how the club formed, the colorful personalities that were part of it and the history of Erie, tune in this Sunday.
These guys are amazing to say the least and while it was a culture of competition and toughness, it was also a culture of caring about others. Many stories of kids taken off the street and their aggression turned to boxing or arm wrestling at the Lower Eastside Sports Club. That is what the club was all about and years later, it shows. Sure, some kids did not take the right path but many did and perhaps saved their lives in the process.
These guys were so good, we decided Thursday night when we tape the show, to tape another segment for the following week. So tune in this Sunday at 11:30 am on WSEE and you will not be disappointed.