I would like to Saint the Park High School coaching staff for spending so much of their time this summer in very hot gyms and on the fields with our children. They took time away from their own families, homes and cabins to spend countless hours working with our community youth, way above and beyond their coaching responsibilities.
A special shout out to "Coach E," Justin Ellevold, our strength and conditioning coach, who yet again somehow worked his magic and made working out and sweating one of my kids' favorite parts of their summer. My son summed it up best when he said of his coaches, "They really care that we do well and try hard."
Yes, they do, and they should never forget how much they are appreciated! Have a great year, coaches!
Janeen Kuemmel, Cottage Grove
Special Note: This article was taken from the St. Paul Pioneer Press "Saints & Sinners" column