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Patrick King (kingis)

Joined 7 years ago from Springfield, IL




My name is Patrick King. I am a life long resident of Springfield, Illinois. On August 1, 2009, I married the love of my life, Lisa. On August 4, 2011, we welcomed our daughter, Madilyn Rae, to this world. She is an absolute angel. 

I am a big sports fan and many of my hubs will be dedicated to sports. My favorite teams include the Chicago Bears, Chicago Blackhawks, St. Louis Cardinals, and the University of Illinois Fighting Illini.  I am an avid golfer and play as often as possible. Also, I love horse racing and a big fan of horse racing coverage on TVG.

Some of my other favorite topics to write about include current events, TV, radio, travel, and food.

I have held a variety of different jobs in my lifetime. I worked over ten years in the grocery business. Also, I had a stint as a hockey coach along with working for a local hockey team. Currently, I work in the purchasing department of a wholesale pharmaceutical company.

I am a member of the Knights of Columbus in Springfield. I served as Recording Secretary and newsletter editor from 2005 to 2009. In 2009, the Knights of Columbus newsletter I published was ranked 2nd in the State of Illinois among member councils.

I have been a community spokesperson for the United Way of Central Illinois and was featured in their ad campaign in 2003.  I have assisted with other charitable organizations in the Springfield area.

In what spare time I do have, I enjoy being with my family and friends, researching topics for future Hubs, watching TV, attending church, and golfing.

I contribute some of my thoughts and opinions on websites such as cbssports.com and tvg.com/community.

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