Seems strange that the season has already come to an end, but I have to say it has been fun to infuse a bit more excitement into the spirit of the game and to also have the opportunity to work along side so many nice co-volunteers and of course the kids. I sure hope that Joel gets a big turn out for the next TOUCHDOWN CLUB board meeting where everyones welcome on Nov 9th. Let's fill the room with new faces... I know there's some really exciting things on the agenda to talk about before the break. The Touchdown Club wants to get more parents involved so they too can join in the fun supporting the experience of Newport Football.
And prime example of that was yesterdays ULTIMATE PANCAKE BRUNCH and well, what a show it was and having spent the day with our boy's and taking a harder look at their accomplishments I now realize there is just a lot more to this game of football. So we have talked a lot about how we have grown as a team and an organization over the season, and we talked about the will to win and brotherhood and so on, but today I realized the coaches and these players are more connected way more than we all on the outside looking in might think. It's comforting to know good role models and core values still exist in this world today and truly Coach Oliver and his staff are instilling such goodness into our boy's. Anyway enough of the serious talk let's take about what really happened yesterday. Our boy's climbed another mountain and this was evident by their appetites and by the amount of food they consumed at the Ultimate Pancake Brunch and why not, when you train hard and tirelessly for weeks, why not enjoy and celebrate yourself and your brothers accomplishments. I had a blast with you all this season. I never thought as a stuffed bear I could do so much, I will say it's been fun, stressful at times and tiring for sure. I know you don't need to hear anymore stats but I have a few of my own, thousands of photos, um gallons of perfume rubbed into me, a zillion hugs and acts of kindness but of you might not know, I had acts of violence attempted on me when we traveled this year, there was a kidnapping attempt and theft, my sword was taken, my crown, my props and spirit gear oh my and you all think I am just sitting around doing nothing while you all are watching the game. Well I gotta tell ya as much fun is it is there has been some pretty sketchy moments when I was all alone when we were Home Away from Home in those foreign territories. But I have finished my season on top of the mountain, now I got up here its time to get back down, um Joel, hey Joel come on- can you just for one second stop selling the TOUCHDOWN CLUB and give your buddy bear a hand?
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