(Extensions of Remarks - December 09, 2003)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E2519]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]



                            HON. JERRY MORAN

                               of kansas

                    in the house of representatives

                        Monday, December 8, 2003

  Mr. MORAN of Kansas. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor a devoted 
member of the Grinnell, Kansas community, Randy Struckoff.
  Coach Randy, as he is affectionately called, has become one of the 
most well known sports fans in Northwest Kansas. At every game in the 
Grinnell high school gymnasium, Coach Randy always sits at the end of 
the score table, right next to the home team's bench. On December 19th, 
USD 291, the Grinnell Public School District, will honor Coach Randy by 
dedicating the high school's brand new score table to him.
  A life-long resident of Grinnell, Coach Randy has touched the lives 
of all who have had the opportunity to know him. Although born with a 
mental handicap, he has never let that challenge get him down. Randy 
has a smile on his face year-round, and his bright spirit helps to 
carry Grinnell sports teams through hard times and add to their joy 
during the good times.
  Coach Randy's love for his community, its schools, and its youth is 
visible to everyone around him. Whether he is helping to coach, 
officiate, lead cheers, or do all three at once, Coach Randy gives his 
heart and soul in supporting the coaches, students, and entire 
community. During the playing of the national anthem at any sporting 
event in Grinnell, Coach Randy stands at rapt attention, singing along 
with every word. He is present during every sports season, through 
summer league baseball and softball, football and volleyball in the 
fall, basketball in winter, and track in the spring.
  I join Grinnell, Kansas in thanking Coach Randy for all of his 
encouragement and his dedication to the community.