Austin's Chris Bosh launches newsletter to 'spill stories' from Big Three's last NBA championship season
Former NBA Championship winner and current Austin resident Chris Bosh just launched a newsletter, "The Last Chip," with proceeds from the first month going toward Color of Change, a racial justice organization.
The newsletter will consist of stories and lessons Bosh recounts from the Big Three's last championship run. From 2010-13, the Big Three—Lebron James, Dwayne Wade and Bosh himself—dominated the court, leading the Miami Heat into the NBA Finals for four consecutive seasons, winning the championship twice.
Over 10 weeks, Bosh said in his announcement, the newsletter will go behind the scenes of huddles, parties and an infamous Harlem Shake video.
🚨Big News🚨— Chris Bosh (@chrisbosh) June 24, 2020
Introducing: The Last Chip
A newsletter where I spill stories from The Big Three's last championship season.
Subscribe for the laughs, the tears, and the lessons learned: https://t.co/ScMhSli9q3
First month's proceeds donated to @colorofchange. #BLM
Bosh posted he was inspired by the latest protests to donate to a Black Lives Matter organization, writing, "I saw millions of Americans—not only in big cities, but in small towns across the country—rise up to fight for change that's long overdue; change my grandfather, Daddy Jack Bosh, who lived his life in Texas at the height of Jim Crow, never could have imagined. And I began to think this might be the moment for which we've been waiting, the moment when we right the wrongs of the past and build a more just and more equal future."
Why are the 1st month’s proceeds going to @ColorOfChange?— Chris Bosh (@chrisbosh) June 24, 2020
Because they’re at the forefront of the progress our country is making.
And they are working every day to fight injustice and show the world that #BlackLivesMatter.
Join me in supporting them: https://t.co/QvTNB0G8Sv
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Two days shy of the one-year anniversary of Texas' first confirmed case of COVID-19, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that he will rescind statewide pandemic restrictions, including business capacity limits and mask mandates, next week. Although businesses—especially those tied to the hospitality industry—have suffered financially over the last year, many Austin establishments are rejecting Abbott's order.
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(AUSTIN, TEXAS) Austonia has hired Claire Partain as a reporter covering Austin FC, the MLS expansion team that will be Austin's first major league sports franchise.
Partain is a former sports editor for the The University Star, Texas State University's daily newspaper. She edited, covered sports, produced podcasts, and hosted a pre-game TXST football tailgate live series. Partain has been freelancing with the company since January, prior to accepting a staff position.
A native of Fairfield, Texas, Partain grew up playing youth soccer. In her high school years, she played alongside her mother in what was then called the Freestone County Hispanic Women's Soccer League.
Claire's coverage philosophy: "I like to bring out the humanity of sports, and I want to make this the most accessible sports coverage possible."
She notes that soccer is the predominant sport for young people. "It's a global sport, and we're more connected to the world than older generations."
That approach fits the team's already visible presence in Austin, says Austonia CEO Mark Dewey. "Austin FC has established itself as a leading Austin brand, one that stands for a more unified Austin community, a bigger global presence for Austin and fun. Austonia shares those values."
Partain's soccer coverage begins immediately, with her free, hosted text service—Austonia FC. For updates, special access and inside info, all moderated by Claire, sign up below.
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