August 25, 2002
Dear Doug and Charlotte:
I hope you've all had a chance to recover. I'm still answering
phone calls and returning e-mails. You'll be happy to know that
the vast majority of the correspondence I receive is extremely
positive in nature. You should take great pride in the fact that
we run a great meet, thanks to your efforts.
Every year, the AAU Junior Olympic Track & Field meet increases
in attendance. With this increase, there are greater demands on
you, the official. Your professionalism, knowledge and keen ability
to interact with kids create an atmosphere that make OUR track
meet the premiere youth meet in the United States.
I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to assist us in making
this meet what it is today. Thanks for the long hours and meticulous
attention to detail. I really could not do it without you. I'm
looking forward to Detroit in 2003, and hope to see you there.