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Help the skateboard group if you're asked

Dec 18, 2012 - Connie Lain, Riverton


I am sure there a lot of older people like me who have belonged to more organizations and clubs than anyone could count.

Mine have been mostly youth sports, beginning when I coached swimming as an undergrad and intern teacher at the University of Wyoming back in the 1960s.

Then there comes the stage when we become tired of clubs which are always trying to raise funds, push for their cause, and make a point.

I began to sift through all these coalitions by measuring them up to a standard of true value.

On a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate the "Central Wyoming Skateboarders Association" at 10.

It seems to me that a true grass- roots organization is closer to an essential purpose than those who have a predisposition toward purely political objectives.

I know for certain that this club started within the hearts of young, idealistic people.They care about each other and their town.

A small group of parents began to get behind these children and from there this organization picked up momentum.

These kids understand their objective very well. It is to promote health, happiness, and success for themselves and their buddies.

What could be more simple and honest?

It seems obvious to me that such a cause will help everyone in our area. Please get out and help them, or at a minimum, do what you can to support the CWSA when asked.

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