DEJAN KOVACEVIC, DK ON PITTSBURGH SPORTS
Major announcement on the site this afternoon: Please join me in welcoming our first corporate sponsor, Allegheny Health Network.
Beginning Nov. 1, per our contract signed today, Allegheny Health Network will be a big part of what we do, including but hardly limited to the main display advertising on the page and the main ad on our upcoming app. I’ll have public appearances such as a November concussion seminar featuring Merril Hoge, Pierre Larouche and other luminaries. I’ll have access to Allegheny Health Network’s unrivaled medical staff for information related to health matters in columns. I’ll choose an occasional topic related to sports injuries with an aim toward educating. All that and much more.
This partnership, I’m proud to say, was the initiative of John Paul, the globally renowned CEO of Allegheny Health Network as well as a longtime reader. In fact, it was Mr. Paul’s suggestion before the site launch to offer readers a three-year subscription level, later to be called the Lunatic Level. My own plan called for one-month, six-month and one-year plans. He forecast that readers would seek a longer commitment and, well, he’s a CEO and I’m not for a reason.
I’m immensely grateful to Mr. Paul, Kathy McKenzie, Lindsey Melnyk and many others who worked for weeks to put this into motion the right way, and I look forward to working with them.
This is Allegheny Health Network’s Twitter account. I ask, please, that you give a follow.
One last thing, for you the reader: Know, please, that this site is subscriber-driven and will remain so. None of this comes close to happening without the remarkable support you’ve shown. I’d never want any other development, welcome as this is, to distract from that.
So thank you, above all.