To the Editor:
I am asking you to make a donation on behalf of Willie Smith. Willie is an eighth-grade student that plays on the Letcher County Central Cougar Junior High football team.
Willie has been chosen to play in the Army Youth All-Star game that will be held in San Antonio, Tex., on Jan. 10, 2010. This basically means that Willie has been chosen as one of the top 100 eighth-grade football players in the nation. This venue has been set up to allow the student athletes to showcase their talents to college and NFL scouts and recruiters.
This trip will cost Willie a minimum of $2,500 and any donation that you would be able to make would be greatly appreciated. Willie will be in San Antonio for four nights and five days. The donations will be used for airline tickets, motel room, and eating expenses.
This is an honor that no football player in Letcher County has ever been offered. Without your dona- tions, Willie will not be able to participate and would be missing out on an experience of a lifetime, not to mention an opportunity to align himself for a possible scholarship in the near future.
Please make checks payable to: Whitesburg Middle School, memo line: Willie Smith, All- American Bowl.
Head football coach
LCC Junior High