On behalf of my family, I would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to Bluffton Principal Mike Minnig, athletic director Jim Raabe, coach Rick Koch and the Bluffton baseball team and parents for their show of support after the passing of my brother Keith.
I was never so proud as when the team presented Keith's 11-year-old son with a signed baseball at the funeral. I think it speaks volumes about the Bluffton community, as well as Keith as a first-year coach.
Bluffton has seen its share of tragedy in the last few years. I want everyone to know you can be very proud of the young men, their parents and school leaders who represent Bluffton during our families' time of need. This letter is written with great appreciation.