If you've never attended, it's a real treat. Athletes and the "buddies," school officials, family members...it's chaos.
But a good chaos. Seeing the athletes work so hard, giving it all, trying their best, for a chance to succeed at a physical thing in a life where physical things often come hard. And the looks on those faces when they cross the finish line...or when they get a ribbon pinned on their chest.
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That's why I always send them money when they call. As an athlete myself, I understand the work and the rewards, and know that these kids deserve the same.