Players represent Smokies and city well

"I would like to commend these five players for how brilliant they were at camp that day"

I feel it is of importance for me to inform the residents of Greater Trail about how impressed I was during a recent encounter with the players and coaching staff of the Trail Smoke Eaters.

I am working for Trail Parks and Recreation this summer, and contacted the Smoke Eaters’ coaches about having a few of the players come to Gyro Park to speak to, and spend time with the kids in our summer camp programs. Both the head coach, Nick Deschenes, and assistant coach Barry Zanier came to the park along with five players; Scott Davidson, Jake Lucchini , Jeremy Lucchini, Sheldon Hubbard and Craig Martin.

I would like to commend these five players for how brilliant they were at camp that day, and how well they represented the rest of their team.

I was so thoroughly impressed with how these young men conducted themselves. They have shown that they are truly reputable young men and are worthy of our cities support. Each of these players was so enthusiastic and wonderful in playing games and helping the kids with crafts. Besides this, they were all looking so presentable, which proved that they took their visit to camp seriously.

You could tell that they put effort into the way they portrayed themselves, including their appearance – something that I very much appreciate and respect.  Such a great example they set for these young kids who were at camp that day!!

I have not lived in Trail for the past four years, but I was born and raised here, and after this awesome experience with the Smokies, I have one more reason why I feel glad to be from this area, and I encourage everyone in our community to show their support for these amazing young men and their great coaches.

They gave a fabulous display of their solid character that day, and for this they deserve some praise.

Danielle Klassen