This time of year it is time to give back to others. Not necessarily a wrapped present, but to share some time with others and show your appreciation for what they have done for you. I searched for just the right Christmas story to do to end this edition of Sports Extra. Many schools have booster clubs, varsity clubs and teams that collect and wrap presents for others. Earlier this week while doing another story I found out the Caribou Nordic Ski team shows appreciation to area landowners by signing Christmas Carols. This tradition dates back to former Coach Bob Sprague who came with the idea about 20 years ago.
[ <(Bob Sprague):" Give back to people who gave so much to us. It was just a feeling of appreciation and kindness for what had been done for so many people here. What other school in the country has this facility. Carl Soderberg and others have been so instrumental in having this year.
singing: 'Rudolph with your nose so bright won't you guide me sleight tonight. Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer you will go down in history.
(Evan Graves):" It is our little way to give back and they appreciate it. The support we get is just amazing. It is not just for us, but also for everybody in the nordic community who is out here snow shoeing and using the trail throughout the evening while the lights are on. It is a great way for us to give back."
singing:" 5 6 7 8 You better watch out you better not cry you better not put Santa Claus is coming to town.
(Carl Soderberg):" It is something we look forward to. We try to have some of the other land owners involved so they can hear it to. As you can see when they sing it is pretty special."
singing: Joy to the World. The Lord has come. Let earth receive her King. Let every heart.
Graves:" Our way to show our appreciation. I am a competitive person and I want to do well and want the kids to be in shape, but more importantly build character and this one of those ways to build character and see the full picture."
Soderberg." We feel so fortunate to be a part of such a great City and School and the coaches have taught them to do this is great.
singing Christ the Savior is born.... Clapping for four seconds.