Kevin Todd is a parent of a Jackson High School boys basketball player. Kevin sent this note to Richland High basketball coach Earl Streufert after completion of the recent state basketball tournament in Tacoma (just one of many similar notes that Coach Streufert has received in the last two days).
March 9, 2014
Congratulations on an awesome year. Much like your team, our Jackson squad had high expectations and dreams, and no matter the final score or results, you represented your school and community with class.
What I sincerely love about Districts and State tournaments is the community impact it has. I cheer for Richland, Stanwood, Lynnwood, Issaquah, ourselves, because we simply do it the right way.
After our Saturday morning game, I saw the green/gold arrive, and I expected nothing less. Richland students and families poured in because that's what they do. They've known these kids since elementary school, they've had brothers and sisters in the program, they're proud to be associated with the Bombers, everybody is invested .. it's very cool to see.
From a basketball perspective, my son Jason would thrive at Richland because you play hard, you share the ball, you get back on d, you talk, you support and encourage each other. Simple stuff.
You had a great run, I was cheering for you all the way and appreciate that you did it with your kids. No transfers, no questions about eligibility....just Richland boys who wear the green/gold from the time they arrive till the time they graduate.
My respect and congratulations to you, your team, school and community.