VICTORIA, Texas - Today Newscenter 25's Sports Director Don Brubaker is celebrating 35 years here at KAVU!
When you think about local sports, there is only one name that comes to mind.Sport Director, Don Brubaker.
Don has been serving the Crossroads community since August 27-1984! Thrty-five years of dedication.
"It means longevity, consistency, and I still enjoy what I do," exclaims Don. "I also think it means that the viewing public enjoys how I enjoy what I do because they keep watching. If they stopped watching, I'm not here for 35 years."
In his 35 year career, Don has received many awards, including receiving the sports award from the African-American Chamber of Commerce of Victoria in 2010. In 2011, Don received State Sportswriter of the Year honors from Tapps. In the same year Don and "Friday Football Fever" were featured in "Texas High School Football museum exhibit.
While winning awards Don has worked with many people, here is a few of them giving words to describe Don.
"The man is a legend and one of the hardest working individuals I have ever met," says Jacob Sauseda, Director.
"He is amazing sportscaster who is dedicated to the kids throughout the Crossroads area. He is just amazing with all the stories he covers, and he does not limit himself to just football, he covers all sports," tells Carol Fox, Fox Sales Manger.
"He shines a spotlight on kids who might not otherwise have a spotlight on them. In a business like this that's valuable. The guy goes above and beyond every step of the way. He cares so much about the kids... it's inspiring," declares Sean Coffey, Weekend Sports Anchor.
"I haven't seen anyone quite like him before. He is very dedicated to his craft. This is someone I know that he loves what he does and it really shows," adds Trey Meynig, Meteorologist.
Don covered Cuero's recent State Championship in 2018, and the Gobblers want to congratulate Don.
"Don we want to congratulate you from Cuero High school for the great 35 years in the Victoria, and the Crossroads," smiles Travis Reeve, Cuero Head Coach. "You have been such a great ambassador for athletics in area, you can't think about Victoria without thinking about Don Brubaker.
Congratulations Don!! Enjoy your moment! You inspire us all.