‘Play hard, play fair, but above all else, just play’.
The first day of exciting competition is in the history books, and the score stands at 14-11 in favor of Kawaga. It is very close, and so it should be. We saw some fine performances from all sides out at basketball, tennis, hockey and archery/riflery. All we ask of the boys in green is to play to the best of their ability, listen to their respective coaches and have fun doing it.
There is a lot more to come today, with a greater emphasis on the field sports – soccer, football and softball – and of course the great wrestling meet to wrap it all up this evening. I expect the score to remain close, and with perfect weather forecast, we should be in for a great day’s competition.
As an integral part of our summer, the Kawaga/Menominee competition is a big deal. What this teaches the boys is an invaluable life-lesson. Winning and losing will visit all of us one way or another at some point in our lives, and we need to know how to deal with it. Likewise competition, an element of life that will not be going away anytime soon. If we can learn to win and lose with good grace, then we will have learnt some important lessons this summer. We will be doing our best to win today, but please know that however the boys perform and whatever the result, we will be there to support them and encourage them. The sun will come up tomorrow and we still have a whole lot of camping to do.
All is well folks, so safely rest.