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Susan Brink

Nice article Joe. I was thrilled when you asked me who catered the Bainbridge Football program. That spoke volumes to the quality of the food that was being sold. This is our second year in the Greater Eastside Junior Football Association. The caliber of playing, the sportsmanship, the great fun our kids are having are very important to the many volunteers we have in the Bainbridge Island Junior Football program. This year the ladies you mentioned in your article decided to make some changes in the snack shack. We are so happy they did. Thank you for taking the time to give praise to the efforts that are being made on this side of the water. Susan Brink (mother of two football players and wife of one coach)

Joe McCarthy

Susan: I'm delighted to share my delight with all that you and your volunteer colleagues are doing at the Bainbridge Island Junior Football Association. Thank you for introducing me to Liz, Margie and Kelley.

I just noticed that you have posted a mission statement on your website that I think is very well reflected in the actions you are undertaking regarding football, food and community. It reminds me that everything in life is, or can be seen as, a form of practice or part of a pervasive and infinite game.

To use the sport of Football
to teach and instruct young boys and girls
to develop self-confidence and a feeling of accomplishment,
respect of teammates and opponents,
to accept adversity without complaint,
the benefits of physical fitness,
the ideals of teamwork and sportsmanship,
and the basic skills of football.

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