By Kelli Carlin-Auger
March 04, 2007
Ketchikan Dribblers League just finished up their 2006-07 season
and I would like to publicly thank ALL OF THE PEOPLE in Ketchikan
who volunteer to coach, manage, referee or help out in so many
other ways to support our kids in youth sports here in Ketchikan.
Our son's coach this year was Danny Smith. Danny went above
and beyond what is required of a coach. He continually offered
rides to/from games and practices - even if it meant driving
out south or north to pick up or take home one of his players.
He didn't want a kid to have to miss a game or practice due
to a parent's inability to transport their child.
Last night, Danny sponsored a pizza party for the kids on his
team. He personally purchased special trophys for each and every
kid on the team and spoke about each player telling them (and
their parents) what made each one of them special and told each
child what he especially appreciated about them. It was really
cool to see these kids being publicly praised by their coach
in front of their peers and family.
I'd also like to thank all of the businesses and organizations
that financially support youth sports in Ketchikan. Without
you, none of this would be possible.
Next up is baseball - and another great coach for our son, Lester
Silva. Adults in Ketchikan giving their time, talents (and sometimes
so much more) to make our kids better citizens for having been
led and taught by such individuals.
Received March 04, 2007 - Published March 04, 2006
About: "Lifelong Ketchikan
resident who is a mother to 4 third generation Ketchikanites."
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