Native sports activities radio legend Harold Welter talks friendship with Jackie Walorsky

KNOX, Ind. (WNDU) – Harold Welter is greatest recognized for his 57 years at sports activities radio, however his political background and friendship with the late Congressman Jackie Walorsky are much less well-known.

“You already know, you at all times suppose there’s going to be subsequent time, and he is all of the sudden leaving us, I imply, it was only a shock to all of us,” Welter says, recalling their final dialog.

Harold Welter met Jackie Walorsky due to Congress, however their love for youngsters grew their friendship, and Welter misplaced one.

“We misplaced a daughter when she was 17, and in highschool, and that is why we began the Cheryl Lynn Welter Charitable Basis,” Welter says.

The mission of the Cheryl Lynn Welter Charitable Basis is to rework the lives of underprivileged kids in rural Indiana faculties, offering lecturers with grants to assist improve college students’ training.

“And so, Jackie was all about that and he was very, very supportive of the inspiration,” Welter says.

In accordance with Welter, Walorsky was a person who was at all times wanting ahead, making objectives and plans for the longer term, and at all times difficult these round him to do the identical.

In a letter to Welter two months earlier than his demise, Walorsky did the identical.

“The final paragraph of the letter, she stated I can not wait to see what occurs with the Cheryl Lynn Welter Charitable Basis, and I assumed, Jackie is like that. She’s at all times in a group, about historical past, traditions. Was conscious however she was at all times wanting forward. So, she greeted me up to now, however she challenged me to maneuver on, and that was Jackie,” says Welter.

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