We watch and/or play sports as a way to escape the daily grind or deal with life crisis. Baseball resumed in NYC 10 days after the September 11th attacks when the Mets hosted the Atlanta Braves. The game helped heal small parts of a gaping wound for a city that believed that life would not go on just a week earlier.
We also use the athletic stage as a way to honor fallen individuals. The opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics was dedicated to Georgian luger, Nodar Kumaritashvili, who died on a training run just hours before the games kicked off. Former Arizona Cardinal, Pat Tillman, has a 5k run (Pat’s Run) dedicated to him as a result of his death in Afghanistan after putting his football career on hold to enlist in the military after the 9/11 attacks.
Today, I’m going to pull you out of the sports world for just a bit to tune you in to something that needs attention. Here at Fansided, we take pride in the connectedness we have as writers. I was asked by one of our writers to help with a high school friend who went missing the other day. Chelsea King went for a run in San Diego on February 25th, and never returned home. Here is the video he made for her:
If you have any information about her whereabouts, please contact the San Diego Police Department at (619) 531-2000. Here is a website devoted to Chelsea.