Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Letters to the Editor

July 20, 2013

Goshen Try-Athlon appreciated

I just wanted to take a moment to thank The Goshen Parks and Recreation Department for the fantastic arranging, setting up and executing of a perfect Kids and Teens Try-Athlon.

I was fortunate enough to be able to help with this event. I can’t even begin to express how inspiring these kids were. They swam laps in the pools, their arms going as fast as they could to be the first one out of the pool and onto the bicycle ride part. They got on their bikes and pedaled their little legs as fast as they could go and then finished with a run.

Lots of kids participated and had tons of cheering friends family and volunteers. I was very impressed seeing the Goshen Middle School cheerleaders out along the route just cheering their hearts out to these kids, clapping and yelling words of encouragement. Great job girls.

There was a wonderful turnout, wonderful weather and a great time was had by all.

And a special treat for the participants was they were able to swim at the Shanklin Park pool all that day for free.

Thanks again to the city of Goshen, Goshen Park and Recreation Department and all the volunteers for their hard work making this a huge success.

If you’ve never attended this before, please take to the time to do so. It is so much fun.

— Kathleen Harting

Goshen

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