Source: Sherman Publications

Letter to the editor
Thanks for Keegan Race support

June 08, 2011

Dear Editor,

The third annual Chuck Keegan Race for the Kids was May 7. This event was co-sponsored by the Clarkston Foundation and staff of Clarkston Junior High. Chuck taught for Clarkston Community Schools for over 30 years. He was also the track coach for much of that time. Throughout his career, he touched the lives of countless students, teachers, and parents. This was evident in the outpouring of support from the community. Over 100 people participated in the event, and over $4,000 was raised, an increase in both participation and contributions over last year. These funds will be used to establish scholarships for Clarkston students.

We would like to thank the following businesses for their support: A+ Teachers’ Store, Accounting Temporary Services, Inc., Capre Grill, Clarkston Autobody, Core Financial Graphmark Services, The Learning Experience, Leo’s Coney Island, Planned Financial Services, Running’ Gear, Salon Williams, Sky’s the Limit, Sports Creations, and Waterford Jewelers. Other sponsors include the Powers’ family and Springfield Plains Elementary. Thanks also to Susan Powers for her efforts in obtaining our sponsors.

In addition, we are grateful to Clarkston Community Schools for their support of this worthwhile event.

Thanks also to Amy Ankrom, Jim Berman, Ray Cooper, Denise Hill, Claudia Keglovitz, April Kosin, Michele Przybylski, Debbie Sabo, Alex Sennabaum, and all the other former and current Clarkston Community Schools employees who donated their time and talent.

Lastly, we are blessed to have the support of the Keegan family. Their participation in this event provides us all with a wonderful opportunity to share our memories of a truly remarkable individual. Their generous donations to the Clarkston Foundation are much appreciated.

We can think of no better way to honor an outstanding Clarkston teacher who treasured his students, his school and his community. Chuck’s first priority was always his “kids.” We are honored to continue his legacy.

Mike Greve, chairman

Chuck Keegan Race for the Kids