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A COLORFUL AND PROLIFIC INSTITUTION L


BILL TANTON’S LOVE OF THE SPORT AND THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE IT SPECIAL WILL REMAIN AS STRONG AS EVER.


ong-time US Lacrosse Magazine columnist Bill


Tanton let me know in March that he had decided to retire (see page 30). There was no acute issue that led him to his decision. At age 85 and after 21 years at the Lacrosse Foundation/US Lacrosse, he had simply concluded it was time to say goodbye.


Bill was a sports writer and editor at the Baltimore Evening Sun before we were fortunate enough to benefit from his talents and spirit. The Evening Sun closed its doors in 1995. Hundreds of newspapermen and women were given severance packages and sent on their way. Soon thereafter, I was fortunate to connect with Bill, a graduate of St. Paul’s (Md.) and Johns Hopkins who had long been passionate about lacrosse, and he’s been a colorful and prolific institution within our evolving organization ever since. A 2012 PressBox article attempted to rank the best Baltimore sports writers of all-time and placed Bill sixth. Although I believe he belongs higher on that list, the author captured Bill perfectly.


“If any local high school or college had any legendary coach or player come through its doors, chances are Tanton wrote about him or her,” Joe Platania wrote. “With his mother lode of contacts and his long tenure, Tanton is as well-versed on the local sporting landscape as anyone that has ever wielded a notepad or tape recorder in Baltimore.” So true. Bill’s memory of events over the decades — and the people and places that made them memorable — are as crisp as the day they happened. That recall is an incredible gift, as is his ability to tell stories and share sentiments so effectively and succinctly in the written word. Bill’s daily presence will be sorely missed, but I have no doubt that his love of the sport and the people who make it special will remain as strong as ever.


— STEVE STENERSEN uslacrosseceo


4 US LACROSSE MAGAZINE May/June 2017 USlacrosse.org


LETTER FROM THE CEO


©BRIAN SCHNEIDER


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