By now many of you have heard about the senseless shooting in Aurora, Colorado during the midnight premiere of “Dark Knight Rises”; claiming the lives of 12 people and injuring dozens of others. One of the lives lost, fellow hockey writer Jessica (Redfield) Ghawi. NHL Network correspondent Kathryn Tappen (@kathryntappen) posted the follow tweet “In honor of a beautiful young woman,
@JessicaRedfield and the tragedy in Colorado: http://shesgamesports.com/jessica-redfield-ghawi-a-true-champion/ … #RIPJessica #AuroraShooting“.
The posting albeit brief, is a touching tribute to a fellow sports journalist, “Jessica never got to finish the job she began. But she opened the door to so many others who will now follow in her footsteps,” writes Tappen. “That, in my eyes, is a true champion.”
Although one of the more recognizable names, Tappen isn’t the only writer to reflect on the tragedy and the loss of a colleague. Other reflections from Alice Cook, Tanya Ray Fox, and Arielle Aronson can also be read on She’s Game Sports.