February 7, 2013 | Volume 43, No. 5

Donations power Dolphins swim meet

The Haines Dolphins Swim Team and board members would like to send out a big thank you to the following for a fantastic Winter Games 2013 swim meet held here Jan. 18-20:

· Chilkat Valley Community Foundation, which awarded HDST a grant that funded our new laptops that run and keep the meet running smoothly;

· The generous donations that enable us to keep the swim program alive from Haines Borough, Haines Sportsman’s Association, Haines Woman’s Club, Lucy Harrell, Anne Isaacson, Larry and Nelle Jurgeleit, Liz and Tom Heywood, Lutak Lumber, Mountain Market, Parts Place, Susan and Joe Poor, Gregg Richmond, Sockeye Cycle, Southeast Roadbuilders, The Good Boat (Art Jess and Leanne Converse), Donna and Wayne Walter, and Paul Wheeler and Jeanne Kitayama;

· Alaska Power & Telephone for providing wireless access to the swim meet during the weekend at the Haines pool;

· Howsers, Olerud’s, and Mountain Market for their generous donations to our hospitality room;

· The visiting teams and swim officials from Whitehorse, Juneau, their swimmers and parents for helping to make a great experience for all;

· The Haines pool staff for their diligence and enthusiasm;

· HDST families and swimmers who made this year’s Winter Games truly exciting and possible; and,

All the folks from Haines who volunteered during the weekend. (You know who you are.) Thanks so very much. We can’t do it every year without all of you!

KC O’Connor