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Letters to the editor

Coach’s apology to grandson accepted

Last week we submitted an article to the letters to the editor regarding our grandson Preston Van Diest and how one of the coaches had spoken to him in a nonprofessional manner. We found out on July 3 that the coach had apologized to Preston on June 30.

We accept the apology and will go on from here. We go to almost all of the games and see what has to be done and realize that without the volunteer coaches these sports programs, whether it is baseball or wrestling or whatever, would never get off the ground.

Laurie and Ron Van Diest

Situation with baseball player, coach settled amicably

I would like to respond to last week’s letter to the editor: “Coach’s actions toward players not acceptable.” First off, I would like to say that I am disappointed that this situation was submitted to the Boulder City Review by the grandparents of one of our players, before hearing and understanding the whole situational truths.

We have an open-door policy where we sit down and talk to any parent or player that has any concerns about the summer program.

The situation that took place on June 25, between the assistant coach and player, was addressed in a timely matter as the parent reached out immediately. I spoke with the parent, the player and the coaches the following morning and the facts were cleared up. Everyone was satisfied and excited about finishing the summer season.

The coaches of the summer program do not receive any type of salary or compensation for the time they put in for our young athletes. A lot of the coaches juggle their full-time jobs and still make time to help these kids. I hope we are all thankful for the time and effort they dedicate to the baseball players in Boulder City. I know I am very thankful to all the coaches who help coach baseball at any level here in Boulder City.

Boulder City has a great baseball tradition, and I am very proud to be a part of it. I hope we send our thanks and appreciation to the coaches involved so they too can continue to be a proud part of this program.

Bobby Reese

Boulder City High School

Head varsity baseball coach

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