Letter:


Whether a Spartan or a T-Bird, Thursday night was one we will not soon forget. And we have many to thank for that.

Our city came together to make this night possible and we are forever grateful. Thanks to the City of Lima, Ric Stolly and Brett Roehm from the city’s Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department, the Lima Police Department and REACT for their support.

Thank you to the Lima Army Recruitment Center for providing the Color Guard and the tunnel for our student athletes to run through. It added a little extra excitement to the evening.

The night would not have been possible without the help of our school staffs. From football coaches, band directors, cheerleading coaches and employees who worked before, during and after the event – it truly was a joint effort.

The night was extra special because it was not just about a football game. It was an honor to partner with the American Cancer Society. Thank you to those cancer survivors who joined us on the field before the game. And thank you to the many who purchased T-shirts and Kick 4 Cash tickets to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

And finally, thanks to our fans who continue to support both of our programs and who did not disappoint Thursday night. The crowd was amazing. Our student sections were awesome. And the atmosphere was unlike we have ever seen.

It was certainly a proud night to be a Spartan, a T-Bird and especially a part of this great city of Lima.

Jill Ackerman, superintendent of Lima Schools

Stephanie Williams, principal of Lima Central Catholic

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