According to the artist, Borofsky, the holes represent "the molecules of all human beings coming together to create our existence."
This arena is where NJCAA Championships are hosted.
This is my fourth NJCAA Championship and I’m grateful to return every year with a group of young men who proudly call themselves Hawks. This business trip is earned and it is an honor to be here.
I always encourage the Hawks to take plenty of pictures because there’s no guarantee they will return. Some will listen. Some won’t.
One of the reasons coaches do this stuff is give young people memories that will last a lifetime.
I recruit wrestlers who are overlooked by big schools as well as kids who cannot afford to go away to big schools. If they commit and give me two years, they learn how to apply our TEAM’s core values to their lives and become better people for this.
What I do is fairly difficult, but I enjoy it. Approximately 40-50% of incoming freshmen wash out for multiple reasons. Kids quit. Kids get injured. Kids become in-eligible. However, the young men who listen and who are humble enough to be coached truly enjoy this program.
I make sure every Hawk understands why the artist, Borofsky, created you. You are a symbol that all people are made up of the same molecular structure: water and air. Some will listen. Some won’t.
The problem with young people is they seldom learn things the first time. They believe they are invincible and have time to figure it out later. One day these lessons may sink in and the world will be a better place because of it.
In closing, it’s always my pleasure to see you again and I will hustle to return the following year.
I wish this program existed for me when I graduated from high school.