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Thanks to the village

Dear Editor:

The Aspen football program is living proof that “it takes a village to raise one child.”

Over the years, I have watched Aspen High School go from having no football program to having a very successful program. Many administrators and parents realized early on that if this program was going to succeed that it would take a group of dedicated organizations. By working together with the recreation department, the Aspen School District and the Aspen Elks Lodge the Three Rivers Football league in Aspen has been able to thrive. These young athletes in the fifth and sixth grade have role models on the AHS football team to look up to because they too want to be apart of the football tradition that has been started. I look forward to the day when my two boys are a part of the winning tradition at AHS.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many people who make it possible for our children to succeed in football. I will start with the Aspen Elks Lodge, their funding and dedication to the youth of our valley is admirable, amazing and tireless. Ron Morehead, who is in charge of all of the organizing and scheduling of our teams.

Without him our program would not thrive. I would also like to send out a thank-you to Keith and Blair from Aspen Recreation for all there juggling of teams on facilities and maintenance. My thank you would not be complete without Carol Sams of AHS who allows us to use the turf field and supports our flag football program by letting the kids play at half time.

Again … it takes a VILLAGE! Thank you.

Debbie Alcorta

Basalt


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