Letter to the Editor: A big thank you from and#8216;Team Bahrkeand#8217;
March 18, 2010
Our family and all of and#8220;Team Bahrkeand#8221; would like to give our heartfelt thanks to everyone in the community who has given their support and kind wishes to Shannon and Scotty, and all of the other Olympic athletes who are lucky enough to represent the United States, and, especially, the Tahoe-Truckee area.
Since our return from Vancouver, we have been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm of everyone who followed our local athletes and celebrated their participation in each event. It was exciting to drive through town and see all the banners wishing them luck.
We were especially touched by the article in the Sierra Sun written by Norm and Alan Nicholls who wrote that and#8220;Shannon, pink hair and all, exemplifies an athlete who loves life, has a special commitment to her sport, her teammates, her family, and is not only a medal winner, but also an outstanding ambassador for our country.and#8221;
We would invite everyone to come to Squaw Valley the weekend of March 25-27 for the Freestyle National Championships. You will be able to watch and meet all of the extraordinary athletes that make up the US Freestyle Ski Team.
Dick and Trilla Bahrke