Letter to the editor: Many help Davie athletes succeed

Published 9:27 am Monday, January 10, 2022

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To the editor:
On Friday, Jan. 7, Davie County High School hosted the Hall of Fame night. Inductees, family members and guests gathered to meet, talk and reminisce about their time at Davie. During the presentation, Brian Pitts recounted the accolades of the athletes honored and did a phenomenal job. Considering the various years he covered, I know he spent lots of time doing research and it is greatly appreciated.
After the presentation, Coach Devericks gave the athletes an opportunity to share stories and surprisingly, we were mostly quiet. Now that I have had time to reflect, I know one thing most definitely should have been said and that is thank you.
Thank you to the parents and family members who supported us over the years. They drove us to more practices and games than I care to count, fed us at all hours of the day, and bought shoes, equipment and fundraising tickets but more importantly they allowed us to follow our passion. We could not have been the athletes we were without their support and I can’t speak for all the inductees but I didn’t thank my parents enough.
We also need to thank our coaches. Coaches work countless hours for basically no pay but they play such an important role in athletes’ lives. From rec league through middle school until graduation, we all had coaches who pushed us to be better and again we are thankful.
Lastly, I would like to add one last thank you. Although being inducted as an individual is truly an honor, I know I would never have been as successful as I was without great teammates. So thank you to all my former teammates.
Davie County athletics will always hold a special place in my heart.
Jonette Williard Poole