Letter to the Editor: MHS softball team practicing, needs community help

Dear Editor:
On Aug. 11, Meeker High School welcomed 17 young ladies to the first practice of the Lady Cowboys’ softball team. The young women arrived with anxiety and excitement at the opportunity to help build another solid program for the Meeker athletic department.

Outstanding participation and the success of local youth softball teams have paved the way for the addition of this activity for our high school students. Eleven players from Meeker were joined by players from Craig and Steamboat Springs who jumped at the opportunity to help build the new program that is not offered at their larger schools.
The players and coaches are extremely grateful that the school has allowed them to form a team.
They would also like to express thanks to generous sponsors who have provided funding so that the creation of this team would not incur additional expenses for the local school in this time of fiscal crisis.
Redi Services, Five Star Water, Rio Blanco Abstract, Lori Kindell and Debbie Wix of the former Meeker Makos Swim Club have either pledged or donated funds.
The girls would greatly appreciate additional donations and further support from the community as they work to make our community proud. Please plan to join the Lady Cowboys in their inaugural competition this Saturday in Meeker.
Briana Williams
Head Softball Coach
Meeker High School