Letter to the Editor

July 09, 2018

Dear Ralls County Herald-Enterprise,

I want to thank you for your support of the Illinois vs Missouri All-Star Track Meet. First off, we were able to host 51 athletes from 17 local schools. Because of sponsorship this year, we were able to provide the athletes and the honorary coaches with event t-shirts to remember the event as well. The night was a success and the athletes had fun and put forth some great performances.

Most importantly, we were able to raise over $800 for Special Olympics of West Central Illinois. That is the reason for doing this event. Special Olympics provides great opportunities for local athletes with disabilities and gives them the opportunity to compete. We were hoping to raise more money for the athletes but our numbers were down a little this year and that meant our attendance was down a little bit as well.

We plan on holding this again next year, for year 3, and hope to not only get more kids involved but even come up with more ways to raise more money for the local Special Olympics. Thank you again for your support this year.

Sincerely,

Nicholas Koetters