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Letters: Thanks, News, for covering sports and supporting KidSport

Letter writer gives kudos for News’ sport coverage

Dear Editor,

I worked as the District Athletic Facilitator for the Richmond School Board for 17 years and for the last 15 years as chair of KidSport Richmond.

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the Richmond News for faithfully covering and promoting high school sports in Richmond.

As sports editor, Mark Booth did an outstanding job of attending many of the competitions involving Richmond secondary schools, both here in Richmond or when Richmond schools were competing in zone playoffs and provincial championships at venues outside of Richmond.

Besides reporting the scores, Mark also wrote many outstanding articles on school athletes and coaches.

The City of Richmond and Richmond School District were extremely lucky to have this outstanding coverage of high school sports.

Thank you, Mark Booth, and thank you, Richmond News, for giving him the space in the paper to be able to do a superb job.

Upon retirement from the Richmond School Board, for the last 15 years, I have chaired the Richmond Community Chapter of KidSport.

Over these years, the Richmond News has been a generous sponsor of KidSport activities and helped us market KidSport in Richmond.

KidSport provides opportunities for kids from financially challenged families in Richmond with an opportunity to play sports by paying the child’s registration fee.

The Richmond News was always there to help us with our fundraising events.

As an old African proverb states, “It takes a village to raise a child.”

To Mark Booth, Pierre Pelletier and Alvin Chow, thank you for all your support over the years, so that we could all help children in our village of Richmond.

I will miss having a copy to read every Thursday.

A grateful citizen,

Bob Jackson


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