I wanted to take time to let you know how well you were represented by the 10- and 11-year-old girls, their coaches, and parents who participated in the softball tournament in Hedgesville, WV. They were just a wonderful group of adults and girls who would make any league proud. Not only did the girls show great sportsmanship and manners, but they were ladies when they lost in the final game of the weekend after winning three in a row. Many people here feel like we have new friends in Palmetto. My 6-year-old granddaughter cried after learning that her new friends, especially DJ, had to go back to Florida.
One kind gesture that we will never forget is that they took the time to put together a nice gift bag for one of our player's brother who was recently diagnosed with leukemia. They took the time and effort to do something so nice for a 9-year-old little boy they don't even know.
In a day when many young people are disrespectful and unappreciative, you can be proud of the young ladies on your team. And many adults want to win at any cost. It was very clear that the adults who coach and care for these young ballplayers truly do it for the girls. It seemed their main concern was that these girls had a great time during this tournament. Palmetto should be very proud of the way this team represented your little city. Good things do come to good people, and I would expect that this young team will only be more successful as they get older. Even though they came in as runners-up in the tournament, these girls and coaches are certainly winners.