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Kudos & Kindness

It is with much pride and satisfaction that we take this opportunity to commend and thank our amazing community for the support and donations provided to the third annual SK8 Straight event in honor of Travis Beer. This event survives solely on donations and volunteers, and once again local businesses and residents have generously given their time and gifts.

Thanks to our community, our youth are given an amazing day to acknowledge the importance of their commitment to themselves, their friends and their peers to proudly live a substance-free lifestyle. We would like to thank the following community members and businesses for their gracious donations:

Freshies, Tahoe Bowl, Grand Central Pizza, Heavenly Cinema, Rain, Sierra Cycle Works, Everything Under the Sun, Goodfellas Pizza, 11:34 Films, South Lake Tahoe BMX, Sprouts, South Tahoe Middle School, Rite Aid, Kayak Tahoe, Wildman, South Tahoe Ice Arena, Sunglass Time, Wattabike Shop, Linda Foster, New York Pizza, Starbucks, Bob Dogs Pizza, Raley’s, Safeway, Coldstone Creamery, Sports LTD, Ski Run Marina/Ron Williams, Video Manics No. 2, Sessions hair Salon, Pastor Alan Morse, Snow & Surf, Lira’s, Longs, Taqueria Jalisco, Quiznos, Tahoe Boot & Bike, LJ’s Jewelry, Chevy’s, Tom Collins and Skin and Hair Salon.

Additional thanks to go out to the following volunteers: Karen Burns, Katie and Haley Allgor, Candace Truesdell, Tahoe Turning Point, Skate judges – Danny Rien, Brandon Rien, Josh Jamason and Tom Collins of USASA and event sponsors – city of South Lake Tahoe Parks and Recreation Department. Finally, thanks to Tahoe Youth and Family Services and the Outreach Team.

Holly Greenough and Lauren Thomaselli Event coordinators

Thanks to STHS football program

I have coached in the South Tahoe High School football program over the last 10 years. I coached on all three levels with the highlight being the varsity years when we went to the playoffs two years in a row.

Football is in my blood and teaching the game was fuel for my soul. Unfortunately my schedule does not allow me to coach this year, and I would like to thank those who have been so helpful over the years.

Thank you to Rich Barna for helping me get started; Quarterback Club members – your help is so important to the sustainability of the sport – thank you especially Mark and Melinda Garratt, you are the greatest; thanks to all the businesses and individuals who donated time or money to help the program.

Thanks to all the student-athletes who participated over the years. Special thanks to Grant Sweeny, Mikey VanGordon, and Daniel Gomez for making football fun again. Thanks to all the coaches whom I learned from over the years. I want to especially thank Eric Beavers and Todd McIntyre for their endless football knowledge and willingness to share it with all. Thank you for your inspirational energy and effort that you put into teaching our youth how to play and respect the greatest game ever played. I will miss being part of the game planning, practices and walking the sideline on game day talking to the QB. Good luck Nick Samaras and South Tahoe High School football program.

Steve Newell, football coach

South Tahoe High School


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