Successful Home Tournament
I have already forwarded the results of the tournament, so wished now to talk about the successful team effort from all the volunteers who helped make this tournament a success.
To our first year parents, I think you see now why we say that when your student signs up for fencing, you really do as well. Thank you, thank you to ALL the volunteers (check in, safety checkers, concessions) who shared the load. Hosting a tournament is a big production and it is only possible with many hands. I am grateful but would be remiss if I did not acknowledge a few individuals….
-Christine Hilgert was our overall tournament coordinator (so thank her, not me).
-Nancy Averbach was instrumental in coordinating concessions as she had documented the process last year and lined up our pizza sponsorship from Marco’s pizza.
-Kitty Ragals rounded out the tournament coordination team and was a large part of our storage facility between tournaments.
-Cailin Thelen for single handedly managing the food drive.
-Thank you to Harry Murphy who ran the tournament software
-Kathy Delgado who stepped up to learn the tournament software for next year.
-Thank you to referees Karen Kasowski and David Kopel
-Thank you to our sponsor, Sonya Williams who coordinated from the school side.
-Thank you to Taylor Taliaferro for possibly the best rendition of the National Anthem that I have ever heard.
-Last, but definitely not least: Josie James, Sydney Dell and Marc Alexander Barbe. None of these 9th graders were slated to fence yesterday and all showed up to support the team. Thank you and way to go!
By way of reminder, I will be away for the next tournament. David Kopel will be the team parent in my absence.
Thanks again, Sarah Taliaferro