Not only did the team and families gather to celebrate the end of the 2019 fall NICA season, but also to acknowledge our sponsors who keep this team climbing! Great energy and good times.
A photo summary follows courtesy of Shelly Liebler’s ALWAYS stellar photos.
First the team gathered for a long overdue team photo; 6 smiles are not pictured.
Next, layers on and time to ride with several sponsors.
After the bikes were safely stored, it was time to eat. Have bikes will travel. Have crock pots, will party! Thank you Coach Angela and Coach Nancy for pulling together this feast.
With close to 90 people outside, it was time to say THANK YOU. Parker, 10th grader, spoke on behalf of the team to thank the sponsors for keeping the team safe and growing. Mandy, sponsor coordinator, gifted each sponsor with a ColRev t-shirt. Coach Mike thanked the coaches for their commitment. ColRev boasts a 2:1 rider to coach ratio. J.P. from Trek-Williamsburg donated gift cards to each coach. Coach Mike then proceeded to introduce the student-athletes from each category and present them with a wooden plaque. (Coach Beav fabricated the branding tool.) Photos here.
In order to appropriately thank Coach Mike, it took four people! Dan McClain poetically spoke on behalf of the families; not pictured. Cecile recognized Coach Mike’s I Ride for David! attitude. Ana spoke from her heart which touched Coach Mike’s (see photo). And James, senior, shared what Colonial Revolution, under Coach Mike’s direction, means to him. The artwork that James presented includes a hand-drawn bike from each student-athlete. Ann Armstrong took the lead on creating that.
Back inside for Autumn’s season wrap up video! (Link coming soon)