He’s had to wait longer than many. But tonight, Neal Polancarz will get to do what many never get to do: broadcast a baseball game.
While Neal Polancarz is a college graduate, he’s not a recent one. Not by a long shot. But through patience and perseverance, Neal will live a dream this evening, describing the action when the New Jersey Jackals host the Newark Bears in a Can-Am League game.
This all started a couple of years ago when Neal came to me as a client. Although gainfully employed, Neal still harbored the dream of becoming a sportscaster even after his 20’s and yes, 30’s passed him by. He took his digital recorder to Jackals games and thanks to the kindness of the team and its regular broadcaster Corey Chrusciel, he was able to practice his craft from a seat in the press box. Corey has had to leave the club to attend to other broadcast duties elsewhere, but he ceded his seat to Neal who has had nearly two seasons of practice to get ready.
Neal has also been practicing his basketball call and it is hoped that will earn him a shot broadcasting Montclair State (NJ) games this fall. He’s also scheduled to host halftimes of Montclair’s football games.
All of this made possible because Neal made up his mind that it’s never too late to chase your dream.
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