Dear Editor,

On behalf of the Columbia City High School cross country teams, I would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Steel Dynamics Inc. Until now, all the necessary supplies for meets have been borrowed and piecemealed together.

One father might lend us his tarps to keep kids from having their bags on the wet grass. Another family might loan us a table or two for the food after each race. As a parent group, our goal is to support the runners and coaches and make sure everyone has the necessary supplies; not just when our children are running, but for runners for years to come. SDI joined us in sharing this vision and agreed to help purchase some durable goods which will belong directly to the cross country teams, eliminating the need to borrow and scramble each year.

Thank you, SDI, for investing in these young adults and supporting a sport which will truly be a lifelong activity for many of them. What a blessing it is to see young people walk, run and be a part of a team — proudly representing their community.

And if you or your business would like to be a part of investing in the future of CCHS cross country, please do not hesitate to contact me or leave a message for “Cross County Cindy” when calling the Community Foundation of Whitley County, (260) 244-5224.

With sincere thanks,

Amy J. Jagger

CCHS cross country parent representative