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Kudos & Kindness

Heavenly Sports retail stores raised a generous $6,671 in donations this month to benefit the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Heavenly Sports is owned by the Denver based company Specialty Sports Ventures, LLC. Collectively as a company SSV with contributions from the Lake Tahoe region earned a grand total of $36,000. With a 50 cent match on the dollar from SSV on the money earned in donations, a total of $54,000 and change will make its way to the relief victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Thanks go out to the people who made the donations, visitors and locals alike. As well, thanks to the many staff members of SSV and Heavenly Sports who remembered to ask for donations. Without asking there would never be such a successful collection.

Adam Turner

Heavenly Sports

Harriers boosted by supporters

How do teams earn state berths, state titles and national rankings? The cross country teams at South Tahoe High School know that through hard work, dedication and the incredible support of a fantastic community these achievements can be accomplished.

We would especially like to thank the Sheehan family, Les and Buffy Wright of the Lake Tahoe Marathon, the staff at Ernie’s Coffee Shop, Dr. Southard, Barton’s physical therapist Alan Barichievich, and trainer Nicole for their generosity. With their support the runners are able to train throughout the summer and compete at nationally recognized races.

Special thanks go to the Tribune’s Steve Yingling for his great coverage of the teams. He took it upon himself to travel to Portland Oregon to cover the girl’s championship race at Nike Team Nationals. This effort was very much appreciated.

We would be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge all our runners’ families who contribute their time and energy to support the teams. Without this support the cross country program at STHS could not be as successful as it has been and continues to be.

So if you see the teams out running on the trails or the roads, please give them a little extra room, a thumbs up for their extraordinary accomplishments and a wish of luck for future endeavors.

STHS coaches Dan Wilvers, Dominique Westlake and Nancy Dalton

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