Youth sports coverage

Dear Editor:I personally want to thank the staff at The Downey Patriot. Thank you! It's amazing what an inspiration it is for these kids in youth sports to have their pictures published in our local newspaper. Funny but true, these kids don't even care about the trophies, but care more about having their picture in the paper. Both my daughter, Samantha, and Jared asked me after winning if they were going to be in the paper again, before even receiving their trophies. Your coverage provides the children with added positive encouragement in the form of recognition from friends and family that live in Downey who see them in the paper, and congratulate them thereafter. Again, a personal thank you and another one on behalf of all the Downey parents who have had their children featured in our newspaper, as I'm sure they share the same sentiment. Thanks. -- Alfredo Rocha, Downey

********** Published: June 2, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 7