Thank You, Truly

Crockett Foundation Thank You

As I sit here tonight waiting on the release of Crockett Foundation’s first press release of 2016, one word keeps coming to mind…grateful. In 2015 the Board of Directors of the Crockett Foundation and myself, as president, decided to go public with our quest to help veterans and retired military dogs. For 30+ years we have been helping folks with …

No License, Small Problem

Crockett Foundation No License Small Problem

Jim Crockett, Sr. was a mountain of a man but he did not stand a chance against a little, tan, blonde haired, blue eyed girl that refused to get in the car with him. Refused to get in the car until law enforcement confirmed that he had a valid driver’s license. You see one of Big Jim’s many quirks was …

He Gambles on Public and Wins

Crockett Foundation He Gambles on Public and Wins

When you have a grandfather like Jim Crockett, you, as a child, have a very different perception of this man than the rest of the world. A family member just mailed me an article from April, 1967 that is a great read about how this man was seen by the public. The copy is in pretty bad shape but the …

Christmas, Crockett Style

Crockett Foundation Christmas

Christmas Day at Jim Crockett, Sr.’s house was a lot like most Christmas Day celebrations. It started early on Christmas morning with lots of food and gifts. Having a large, loud family was the only Christmas gift he needed. As he sat in his big leather wing back chair in the corner of the family room, he helped little ones …

Headdress to Impress

Crockett Foundation Headdress to Impress

Wahoo McDaniel….Two words that could put the fear of God in any warm blooded human being. Wahoo was a force of nature both in and out of the ring. His presence in the ring was legendary but out of the ring he was quite legendary in another way. As a kid walking through the offices of Jim Crockett Promotions, you …

Adventures with Ole

Ole Anderson

Growing up as a Crockett meant you were surrounded by professional athletes and that they shaped you in many ways and as I sit here now writing this, I honestly can’t think of one negative way it affected me, my brothers and sisters or my cousins. The athletes, whether wrestlers, baseball players, or hockey players, were a shining examples of …

Great American Bash

Great American Bash

The first Great American Bash was held on July 6, 1985 at Memorial Stadium in Charlotte, NC. It was a typical July evening in Charlotte, NC. It was hot, humid and there was the ever present chance of thunderstorms. Jim Crockett Promotions had put together a great card for this event. Jimmy Valiant vs Paul Jones in a Dog Collar …

A History of Philanthropy

History of Philanthropy

Jim Crockett and Jim Crockett Promotions have a long history of philanthropy over the years. Whether the Crocketts were donating the entire gate from a wrestling match or holding the annual BBQ at Jim Crockett Memorial Ballpark, the need to give back is deeply rooted in the Crockett DNA. While Jim was working his way up the wrestling ladder, this …

Veterans and Mental Health

Crockett Foundation Veterans Mental Health

First off, I am not a Clinical Psychologist, nor do I have any Medical training. But I am a Military Retiree with over 20 years of service. PTSD has become a common acronym these days when talking about veterans, especially those who have been in combat. But what about the mental health of veterans in general? In some cases it …

Woman in Heels

Baseball - Woman In Heels

Frances Crockett Ringley had a lot of things she had to learn and adjust to as she broke baseball’s glass ceiling. Being the first woman general manager of a professional baseball team, was definitely something you learned through on the job training. There is no book that tells you how many hot dogs a baseball crowd can eat. No one …