To the Valley News:
With great pride in our hometown team I am writing to thank the many people who made our basketball tournament on March 1 a big success. By team I mean the array of community members who contributed in various capacities to the day. These folks include Matt Storey and Jill Lobdell for officiating; Carter Storey, Elizabeth Stephens, Hudson Stephens, Heather Clark and Malynda Lobdell for helping keep score; Shirley Donaldson for setting up and cleaning the gym; and Brad Rascoe, Fred Kapper and the Class of 2016 for concessions. In addition we would like to thank the coaches and parents from Willsboro, North Country School and Elizabethtown-Lewis for attending and the Westport Central School Board of Education for use of the gym. A huge thank you is owed to Keith Lobdell, whose generous time and initiative brought everyone together.
Thank you also to the players for the sportsmanship and competitive spirit that motivates us all to continue striving for excellence through fun physical activities. Congratulations to all of you who participated in the Tanneberger Tournament. Your participation caps off a great season and makes all of Westport proud.
Director, Westport Youth Commission