Things That Inspire Me

Tonight we attended the Kellogg High School Sports Banquet.

It was a wonderful evening honoring many athletes.

Our daughter Coco was honored a couple different times.

But I'll talk about that later.

First, I want to talk about the moment in the evening that really made me proud to be a part of a small town community.

It was when the George Wild Booster of the Year was announced.  The football coach, Tyrel Hendrix, got up and started talking about a man who opened up his business to help student athletes become better athletes, and encouraged them, despite the fact he battled a fight with cancer along the way.

Tommy Rahm receiving the George Wild Booster of the Year Award.  Such an inspiration!!

Then he announced the Booster of the Year as Tommy Rahm, a KHS graduate who now runs a local gym, and is a big supporter of the KHS athletic program.  As soon as his name was announced, people at the banquet spontaneously rose to their feet and gave him a standing ovation.  He happened to be sitting close to us, and he just sat in his chair, tears streaming down his faces.  Someone finally told him to go up front and get his award.  It was a very touching and inspiring moment honoring a very special member of our community.

Okay, now back to my daughter Coco. 

Coco received the Kellogg Booster Club Student Booster of the Year Award for the second year in a row.

Coco and Tommy, both Boosters of the Year!!

She also received the Tommy Brainard Inspirational Award for Soccer. 

This award is voted on by the teammates in each of the KHS sports. 

This award was established to honor a senior athlete who died tragically in 1967..  Outstanding in sports competition, Tommy was an inspiration to all who knew him.  This award honors his memory and names winners each year who have served as an inspiration to the teams on which they served.

Such a wonderful culmination of all of the years of playing sports at KHS, and in the Silver Valley Community. 

Her Dad and I couldn't be more proud of this girl!!

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