December 31st, 2008
Well, that was an eventful year.
No need to rehash it, since I'm sure every news organization will do that today and tomorrow. But here's something that turned up. It's a letter from the owner of a construction company to Na Koa, the UH football booster club. It was written during the summer:
"I am pleased to make a donation in the amount of $1,000 to Na Koa Football Club in the name of Colt Brennan. Recently, Colt agreed to help my family with autographs on footballs and jerseys. When we asked what we could do for him, typical of Colt, he had no compensation expectations but suggested that if there was any interest in making a donation, that we make the donation to Na Koa so that it can contribute toward the successes of the UH football program.
"One of the autographed footballs will be going to a youngster in our family living in San Diego who is an avid fan of Colt's and very recently found out he has Hodgkins disease. The football autographed by Colt will be a very special gift ... as (he) faces a medical challenge for his young life.
"Colt is a very special young man, and he is sincerely appreciative for all he has done to provide hope and improve the UH football program, the university and to our state, and we owe him a debt of gratitude. It is clear that Colt believes in Na Koa and the support it provides to the UH football program, and I am glad to be able to act on his suggestion."
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SteveM, our archivist, suggested that when it's the new year in your area, you post it. Like most of SteveM's suggestions, this sounds like a good one.