In case you didn't know, Townsquare Media Jersey Shore operates 94.3 The Point, 92.7 WOBM, Beach Radio 104.1 FM, 105.7 The Hawk, and Shore Sports Network. I host "Nights with Jimmy G" on 94.3 The Point, but I also enjoy taking on other responsibilities. A new project I am thrilled to be starting is "Hawk Heroes". Every month on 105.7 The Hawk we will highlight a local Jersey Shore hero. Thanks to our friends at Sonny’s Recycling we’ll pick 1 winner, share their story on-air and online, and award them a $100 Visa gift card. I'll have where you can nominate someone, after this article!

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So who is the first-ever Hawk Hero? He's a local Brick Memorial icon and he continues to inspire the Jersey Shore on and off the wrestling mat. DRUM ROLL PLEASE.....A HUGE congratulations to David Richards! We are thrilled to award him as the first-ever Hawk Hero. David is a gold medal special Olympics winner, a mentor for student-athletes, and all-around a true inspiration for all of us at the Jersey Shore. I recently had the pleasure to speak with Brick Memorial head wrestling coach Mike Kiley. He had many wonderful things to say about David Richards, now Coach Richards! LISTEN BELOW:

David is now a great mentor and coach for Brick Memorial student-athletes. He also won his last match his senior year! LISTEN & WATCH BELOW:

Coach Mike Kiley also talked about having a personal relationship with Coach Richards and his family. LISTEN BELOW:

Hawk Hero: David Richards

I wrapped up the interview by asking Coach Kiley what the future holds for Coach Richards. LISTEN BELOW:

A special thank you to Coach Mike Kiley, I wish him and his wrestlers a successful 2021. Most importantly, congratulations to Coach Richards, YOU ARE A HAWK HERO! Your dedication, hard work, and passion will never go unnoticed.

So who will be the next Hawk Hero? You can nominate someone HERE! Thanks to our friends at Sonny's Recycling on Route 9 in Waretown: get fast cash from your old metal pieces! Visit their scrapyard today. Cheers!

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