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September 18, 2003

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Ron Burton was the most inspiritional man i've ever metin my life and thanks to me remembering him and what he did for me.my life is so much better.

Thank you
Derrick Lane
Ron Burton Training Village
1990-01

Thank you for letting me remember some of the little things that Ron would say that made me actually stop and think .

Caleb - Ron was one of the most inspirational men I've ever met. He was an original.

Dan

All i think about is how MR. Ron Burton showed me and other youths who went to the training village so much compassion and care that my heart and every thing i do these days is about giving back and uplifting somebody. I'am so hurt that MR.Burton past on because i wanted to give him something special, know that he's in heaven i truly feel it's my responsiblity to do moree positive thinds in life and give back in many ways to come. i would like thank his family for being such an imperial in my life and i hope to get the chance to take part in some of the RON BURTON TRAINING VILLAGE FUTURE ACTIVITES.

WHAT A TERRIFIC MAN. I MET MR. BURTON ABOUT 10 YEARS AGO AT A SOFTBALL TOURNEMENT. HE SPOKE AT THE AWARD BANQUET. I NEVER KNEW HE WAS FROM MY HOMETOWN OF SPRINGFIELD OHIO UNTIL THAT EVENING. I MADE MENTION TO HIM HOW GREAT IT WAS FOR A SMALL TOWN GUY TO MAKE GOOD. HE JUST GAVE ALL THE CREDIT TO GOD. IT JUST SHOWS WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH A LIFE IF YOU WANT TO.

He died!

Dan...I stumbled across your blog. Seems like yesterday we worked together at Monster.com. I met Ron Burton several years ago through the Masonic Franternity. He was such an inspirational, giving person. He truly understood how to give back to his family, friends, and his community. Thanks for remembering him and acknowledging his accomplishments.

Thanks for your comment, Mark. Ron was a special person. When I was a sports writer, I had the pleasure of spending a few hours with him at his office in the John Hancock Building for a story I was doing. He was so cordial and giving, unlike most athletes or former athletes you meet.

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