Those who know me, know I am not an athlete by any stretch. I did, however letter in high school — in choir. Yes, it’s a thing — or it was back in the day. I also got a Most Improved Athlete trophy once! *
My husband has tried to teach me a few things, and I have been able to improve my athletic ability. We’ve done a little basketball, racquetball, table tennis, and soccer. It has not prepared me to enter the Olympics, needless to say!
I do know how important sports are in the public school system. There are kiddos who really only make it each day because they want to play football or tennis. They are keeping their grades up so they can be eligible, not necessarily because they want to learn and I’m OK with that.
Putnam City has had an outstanding track record in athletics, with dozens of students each year getting to play sports in college on an athletic scholarship. We’ve had lots of people go on to play their sports professionally, and it’s high time we celebrated their achievements.
In just over two weeks, Putnam City will host its inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet. There were several potential honorees, but a committee narrowed it down to 12, three from each high school and three coaches. The first class includes widely-known names like Steve Largent and Sam Bradford, state and school record-holders like Mike Cutter and Jan Ross, and Goodwill Games medalists like Cory Baze.
Come be a part of this event where we start honoring the outstanding athletic achievements of our alumni. Read more about all the honorees HERE, and purchase your tickets HERE.
Hope to see you there!
*Full disclosure, I was the only one in contention. My husband had it made for me!