Letters to the Editor

Letters | Friday's big Mount Si football game showed all that is good about sports, Valley

On behalf of the Mount Si Football program and the Wildcat Football Booster Club, we want to express our thanks to the entire Snoqualmie Valley for their support at Friday’s game against Bellevue. Watching the excitement that a community can share for a high school athletic event is something that all of us will never forget. Despite the outcome, Friday Night’s game demonstrated all that is good about interscholastic athletics and about living in the Snoqualmie Valley.

A typical Friday night football game involves lots of work from the staff at the school district and the high school, but the Bellevue game was new territory. Thanks to everyone in the Mount Si offices who dealt with the barrage of phone calls for tickets. Thanks to all of the facilities employees for their efforts in preparation and clean-up of the stadium. Thanks to the Mount Si Athletic office for all of their planning, coordination, and cooperation. Thanks to the technology group for their assistance in making the game accessible for those not fortunate enough to get a ticket. The game wouldn’t have gone so smoothly without all of your efforts.

The other element that makes every Friday night so successful is the involvement of all the different groups from the high school including the cheer squad, the band, ASB, and our large student. Each of these groups adds something special to the “Friday Night Lights” atmosphere of a Mount Si Football game - something that can’t be replicated at another KingCo school.

Mount Si Football is committed to making a difference in on our community and in the lives of our student-athletes. Some of the ways that we do this is by providing year round academic support, off-season training, financial assistance, character development through the “W.E.L.D. Core Covenants” and community service opportunities. Mount Si Football is comprised of 120-plus student-athletes, 20 coaches, three professional support staff members, five student volunteers, and 100-plus parent volunteers.

We are proud of our work to field competitive football teams and to make a meaningful impact on the “whole person” of our student-athletes. This work is possible because of the generous financial support of local businesses and families that sponsor Mount Si Football. We are grateful for the community’s regular support during our annual Wildcat Discount Card fundraiser and for the businesses that allow our student-athletes to sell in front of their stores. These dollars directly impact the lives of our players.

Our team, coaching staff, and boosters take great pride in representing the entire Snoqualmie Valley. We are all busy preparing for our next game at Mercer Island this Friday. The winner of this game will be the #2 seed from the KingCo conference and will be in position to host up to 2 playoff games. This is an important game! With a 6-1 record, our team objective remains within reach: playing in the Tacoma Dome. Come out and cheer on the Wildcats as they seek to make 2012 the most successful season in school history. Go Wildcats!

Charlie Kinnune, Head Coach, Mount Si Football

Jeff Mitchell, President, Wildcat Football Booster Club


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