2017-07-13 / Letters

Unfortunate loss for young athletes, Leelanau community

To the editor:

I can’t imagine that anyone in Leelanau county under 50 that played a sport was not surprised and saddened by the passing of Clint Kerr. He was a huge part of many of our games. I not only looked forward to him being “our” ump or ref, but expected it. His presence brought a familiarity that always made us feel like the home team. In addition to being an outstanding official he was always friendly and knew most of us by name. It is a shame that future athletes won’t get a chance to learn from his example. Thank you so much Clint.

Thomas Lhamon
E. Otto Road
Suttons Bay

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