A great thank you and well done to the folks at Woodbridge town library for their recent series about the Boys of ‘36-the fellows who rowed to victory at the 1936 Olympic games. My wife and I were able to attend several events associated with this endeavor and all were top class-informative, entertaining, and free! Our fellow citizens were enlightened and delightful and eager to enjoy the banter and look back at history. These programs are a real treasure.
Several of the programs revisited the theme of the critical role than an inspiring and sincere coach can have shaping young lives. During these talks, we heard praise for Amity football coach Ted Czepiga. For the record, he is not a relative, neighbor, nor do we have a student at Amity. However, to hear mention of a young man who inspires, encourages and sets a high bar for athletic and personal effort was heartwarming. It was also said he accepts special needs students on his team, thus affording them the chance for camaraderie, conditioning, and being accepted on a team. We are thrilled that the best lessons of teamwork are on our collective minds, and that Amity has a leader for these lofty goals.
Mark and Jane Rudolph