Handwritten Love from Indy

The Benefits of a Handwritten Note spread far and wide.

Here is a nice touch from the Indiana Pacers and their Hype Crew. These on-court entertainers were enlisted to write letters to some local seniors for international “Cheer Up the Lonely” day. (see below)

Check out this article on LifeHack with 10 Reasons You Should Write More Handwritten Letters. It’s a great list showcasing why this is so effective.  For seniors part of the value is receiving a note in a medium they cherish.

This time-tested and fading habit also has benefits for the authors.

Steve Toepfer from Kent State University studies “author benefits” – the perks you get from penning letters. Toepher says by making a habit of writing thoughtful letters of gratitude, “you’ll feel happier, you’ll feel more satisfied, and if you’re suffering from depressive symptoms, your symptoms will decrease.” This isn’t as strange as it sounds. Telling your friends how much you appreciate them helps you count your blessings and notice some of the beauty in your life. (from LifeHack).

The Oklahoma City Thunder’s mascot Rumble didn’t need a national hashtag day to inspire him to write notes. Rumble has taken to crafting hand-notes during the shutdown, writing letters to partners and fans showing his gratitude for their support.

(also see Rumble in our Blog You Owe Them Your Best)

This isn’t a completely new trend, we have a couple examples in the Water Cooler from the Charlotte Checkers and Gwinnett Stripers. Plus is a network to enhance the fan value of events.  Twice a month we gather for an hour-long discussion on an industry topic with a special guest to share their insights. Leaders like Zach Frongillo (Savannah Bananas), Steve Johnston (Kroenke Sports), Claire Czerniuk (Detroit Pistons), Zoltan Berensci (Harlem Globetrotters), John Franzone (Tampa Bay Lightning), Tyler Ferraro (Vegas Golden Knights), Maurice Brazelton (Sacramento Kings), Jackie Maldonado (Houston Texans), Todd Bosma (Portland Trail Blazers), and Anton Wright (MLSE) have discussed topics from developing talent to building a home-field advantage.  Free One Month Trial is available now on PLUS.

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