To the Editor:

I am writing this as a tribute to the parents and grandparents of the boys participating in the Chatham High School Baseball program.

As a grandparent of 3 of the boys in the program, I attended many games this season, both home and away. The support given to the boys by this group was not only outstanding but beyond anything I've seen in all my years attending games and coaching young athletes. The cheering was frequent, the respect for the opposing teams was commendable.

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As the season progressed the crowds kept getting bigger and bigger ... climaxed by the sectional championship game where there was a standing room crowd only. This was a special gratitude to the hard work performed by the coaches and the players. The best way to put this in perspective .... we have become a 'Family'! I look forward to future seasons and standing with these parents and grandparents and enjoying the games. 

Joseph C Ali