It was with keen interest that I read about the Gig Harbor City Council’s unanimous decision to support the Gig Harbor Canoe and Kayak Racing Team by allowing the building of boat storage on a small portion of Skansie Brothers Park.
As a taxpayer, I have seen firsthand the unbelievably positive influence this club has had on literally hundreds of kids’ lives in the community throughout the years. Head coach Alan Anderson has selflessly volunteered double-digit uncompensated hours each week for more than a decade, and he is a true unsung hero in our town.
It is heartwarming to know that local youth will continue to represent Gig Harbor on the national and international stage. But, more importantly, these athletes will be developing into upstanding citizens in the next generation of Americans.
Kudos to every city council member for a great decision.