Chuck Swirsky is best known as the voice for the Toronto Raptors. He worked with the team from 1998 to 2008 as a radio, television and play-by-play announcer living during that time in Burlington. While in the community Swirsky coached basketball and instilled a love for the game in his young players. Prior to this, Swirsky worked in Detroit anchoring the pre- and post-game shows for the Detroit Red Wings and the University of Michigan Wolverines football. He also spent time in Chicago covering the Bears, Cubs and Bulls as well as the DePaul University basketball games. Throughout his career, Swirsky has won numerous awards including the Best Play-By-Play and Sportscaster from the Associated Press of Michigan. He is currently the radio play-by-play voice of the Chicago Bulls. In 2018, Swirsky was inducted in to the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame and the WGN Radio Walk of Fame.
What will you miss about Burlington ? The vibrancy. There are a lot of young people now working in the city. I mean, the growth and the development. The parks are beautiful. The schools are great. It’s a great place to raise a family. – Herb Garbutt Burlington Post 2008