What a wonderful event this evening. We were able to give three levels of scholarships to 16 deserving young people this afternoon. Many set personal bests and even a couple of school records fell this afternoon.
We hope that next year you will all come back, bring us even more athletes and most important of all help us find a few more sponsors so that even more money can be distributed.
We want to especially thank the staff at Grand Rapids Christian High School, our starters, George Kniola, Phil Berridge and Steve Start, and all of our sponsors!
Here are those sponsors:
Metro Health Sports Medicine – platinum sponsor
Chicken Out Catering – gold sponsor
Pet Supplies Plus – gold sponsor
Recognition Inc. – gold sponsor
Jim Veldheer – Merrill Lynch
Frank Stanley – Attorney
Dennis Scully – Mapes Insurance
Maksims Safety Service – auto repair
Laurens TenKate – Builder
Scholarship awards were given out as follows:
Jim Gardner Scholarship Jordan Daley Christian
Jim Gardner Scholarship Nicole Zeinstra Black River HS
Lew Clingman Scholarship Martin Alvarado Creston
Lew Clingman Scholarship Kaytlynne Kerwin Kent City
Silver Scholarship Winner Nicki Jager Christian
Silver Scholarship Winner Walide Boku Creston
Silver Scholarship Winner Dave Sheffield Manistee HS
Bronze Scholarship Winner Eric Anderson Grand River Prep
Bronze Scholarship Winner Harrison Clark Black River HS
Bronze Scholarship Winner Peter Veldkamp Calvin Christian
Bronze Scholarship Winner Simon Reidsma Calvin Christian
Bronze Scholarship Winner Tyler Harney Rockford
Bronze Scholarship Winner Micah Warners Christian
Bronze Scholarship Winner Nick Freiburger Rockford
Bronze Scholarship Winner Trinity Hulst Byron Center
Bronze Scholarship Winner Michael Brecker Calvin Christian
For an inaugural event it came off without a lot of huge hitches I think.