Now that the high school cross-country ski season has come to a close, I would like to publicly thank the parents and organizations that have contributed greatly to our programs and to the young people who take part in this very Alaskan sport.
First, a big thank you to all of the parents who helped with the myriad of things that take place at every race that is hosted, and most importantly, with supporting your kids with the necessary time and money this sport requires. If each athlete hasn't thanked you already, be assured they will in the years to come.
Finally, we would like to express a huge thank you to Holland America Lines. As a service to the ski teams from Seward High School, Kenai Central High School and Nikiski High School, the company provided a motor coach and driver to take us from Anchorage to Fairbanks to take part in the state cross-country ski meet. This was a huge boost to the kids, not to mention the wear and tear it saved the coaches and chaperones. Thank you, Holland America Lines, for your contribution to our communities! Every time I see one of your tour buses on the highway, I will be reminded again of your generosity and support to and for us.
Dale Bakk, Nikiski High School, Cross-country ski coach
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