Football parents: Football players put team effort into benefit

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To the editor:

I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge some very special people for a heartfelt job well done. On Sept. 10, a group of young boys, members of the "Cardinals" Parks and Recreation football team and a few of their friends, held a car wash to help victims of Hurricane Katrina. These boys worked so hard for a cause that they believed in. We want to send a special thank you to the coaches, Jarrod Ogden and Josh Magnusen, for coming up with the idea and for teaching the boys a very valuable lesson about life and compassion. At the end of the day, these young men were very tired, hungry and wet, but they soon stopped complaining after the coaches reminded them that the victims in the South were tired and hungry and wet, but they didn't have dry clothes to put on or food to cook, or even a home to return to. I know that my son will not soon forget the feeling of accomplishment he had when he learned that, as a team, the boys earned more than $700. What was even more exciting was that the boys learned that Mountain Valley Bank doubled their donation for a total of more than $1,400 to be sent to the American Red Cross.

Everything that the boys needed for their car wash was donated, and we would like to send a huge thank you to BoyKo, Moffat County School District, KRAI, Sign Source, Kum and Go and Mountain Valley Bank. You are all awesome. To the boys, you are even more awesome and so special. As your parents, we are all so proud of you and what you accomplished. Because of you, hungry people will be fed. Thanks guys. Go Cardinals.

Submitted by Kerry Alonso

on behalf of the Football Parents

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