To the Editor:
The coaches and players of the Greencastle boys' basketball program would like to thank everyone who helped make Saturday's inaugural 3-on-3 classic a resounding success. Without the aid of those involved, we couldn't have pulled this off and want to thank publicly all who were a part of this great day. We were able to raise over $2,000 for the basketball program, which will be used to purchase items necessary to run any sports program in today's tough economic climate.
We had participants from Rockville, Crawfordsville, Greencastle, North Putnam, Cloverdale and even a few college age and older. We also had one team consisting of all females (who competed against their male counterparts) and another team of third and fourth graders (who were placed in a division of older players). These two teams competed admirably and showcased their skills, which were above the level of their age and gender. The level of play was outstanding as all games were very competitive and the sportsmanship displayed was stellar.
We would also like to thank the Greencastle Banner Graphic, Crawfordsville Journal-Review, and The Paper of Montgomery County for promoting the tournament and Scaggs Designs of Crawfordsville for designing and printing the T-shirts for the event.
The court monitors were Ronnie Muncie, Rob York, Travis Nicholson, Jason Fox, Kyle Shirk, Tyler Dolan, Karen Birt, Dawn Huber, Kevin Hutcheson, Matt Welker, Luke Chase and Todd Sutherlin. Shannon Hudson, Donna Rogers (who was there as a spectator and volunteered to help), and Amy Lewis ran the concession stand. Kevin and Jenny Hutcheson (owners of Chicago Pizza in Cloverdale) donated pizzas, which were sold at the concession stand. Karen Birt and Amy Lewis made several trips to the bank and Wal-Mart to get change and additional supplies. As can be seen, several people donated their time and talent to make this event a success.
We also would like to thank those who donated money and/or supplies in order to sponsor the event: JGL, Scaggs Designs, The Putnam Inn, Wal-Mart, York Pontiac-GMC, John Hennette, DDS, Greencastle Physical Therapy, HOP Technologies, Matt Welker All-State Insurance and Chicago Pizza in Cloverdale. Without their generosity, putting on this event would not have been possible.
I am sure I have left someone out and apologize in advance. Please understand that all who helped in any way were greatly appreciated and we value your dedication to Greencastle basketball.
Lastly, a big thanks to coach Mark Lewis who was the spear-head of the entire day. His timeless efforts in the planning, organizing and bracketing of the teams were flawless and made the day's activities run extremely smooth.
Again thanks to all for making this day possible.
The coaches and players of the Greencastle boys' basketball