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'17 Fall Newsletter

'17 Fall Newsletter

I think F. Scott Fitzgerald said it best “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.”  The days are getting shorter, kiddos are back in school and the hectic pace that is summer has come to an end.

The past year brought about many changes for the Central Linn Recreation Association.  The CLRA launched its website (www.clrasports.org) mid-summer and quickly followed with online registration.  Volleyball and Football quickly filled up and the rest as they say is history.  

In late spring, we welcomed Jessica Leopard as the new Softball Sports Director.  Jessica accepted the challenge, hit the ground running and has been working to enhance our softball offering ever since.  Jessica is anxious to bring her ideas to the program in ‘18.  We look forward to seeing what next spring holds.

T-Ball and Coach Pitch saw another year of fun for our littlest hitters.  Brye Lester and her team of coaches and volunteers kept the chaos contained and the fun going as the program welcomed a host of young new faces.  I’m not sure who had more fun, the parents or the kids.?.    

Sean Johnson and the Baseball Program saw another solid turnout.  The 25 kids from the Central Linn community kept our coaches, assistants and volunteers busy.  Spring rain had everyone checking their phones for up-to-the-minute forecasts but didn’t dampen the kid’s spirits.  The kids played hard and had a fun season.  The Midget National Team was consistently strong and made it to the playoffs.  

Congratulations to all our players!

The end of 2017 will see another change.  George Frasier, CLRA’s President, will be retiring from the recreation association in November.  George has served the Central Linn Recreation Association in a variety of capacities for over 25 years.  Like so many before him, George has served selflessly; giving his time, energy and support to the kids and families of the Central Linn area.  George’s passion for the kids and community has served as inspiration to many at the Central Linn Recreation Association.  His commitment to each child having an opportunity to play knows no equal.  It is an understatement to say that George will be sorely missed.  

I heard it said once that “volunteers don’t have the time, they have the heart”.  If that’s true, George Frasier has one of the biggest hearts I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with.