Letter: Thank you for Cougar Cubs clinic

To the editor:

I would like to extend a sincere thank you to Brian Pickering (coach of the ConVal girls basketball team) and all the girls basketball team members for conducting the Cougar Cubs Basketball Clinic recently.

Young girls in the ConVal school district were invited to participate in this free clinic on Sunday afternoons. I was so impressed with Coach Pickering’s energy, enthusiasm and encouragement. The participants were able to learn key basketball skills in a positive environment. At the end of the program, these Cougar Cubs received t-shirts and were invited to attend a girls basketball game where they were introduced at half time. It was an amazing experience. The ConVal girls basketball team provided great leadership, knowledge and support throughout the clinic. They were excellent role models.

As a former high school athlete, I know the benefits of being on a team, working together to achieve goals, being persistent, building confidence and pride. These are all lessons that have served me well in my personal and professional life. The Cougar Cubs got a taste of these important life lessons, along with learning basketball, exercising and having fun. They will benefit from this clinic now and in the future.

My daughter can’t wait to be a Cougar Cub again next year. She continues to practice and now she dreams of playing on the high school team one day.

Jennifer P. Bergeron


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