December 9, 2003 - Issue: Vol. 149, No. 176 — Daily Edition108th Congress (2003 - 2004) - 1st Session
HONORING RANDY STRUCKOFF OF GRINNELL, KANSAS
(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] HONORING RANDY STRUCKOFF OF GRINNELL, KANSAS ______ 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. ____________________