Lee Williams football players start friendly tradition
Football players and coaches from Lee Williams High, Pinon and Greyhills Academy gathered together for a meal at LWHS after their games played in Kingman Oct. 18.
11/10/2013 6:00:00 AM
KINGMAN - When the Lee Williams High football team traveled to play Greyhills Academy in Tuba City Sept. 20, Greyhills parents graciously hosted a dinner for both teams to sit down for fellowship together after the game.
That dinner was a great success, and it inspired Lee Williams to host Pinon coaches and players for a dinner after their game Oct. 18.
The Lee Williams High School Booster Club, along with the parents and grandparents of the football players and cheerleaders, organized a sit-down postgame dinner to be held for the players and coaches of both Pinon and LWHS.
In the meantime, the Greyhills coach called LWHS coach Eugene Kramer Oct. 16 and asked if they had facilities for his players to change for their game against Kingman Academy and to shower afterward before their long bus ride home.
Kramer was enthusiastic to share his team's facilities with Greyhills, and he made a quick call to the booster club asking if it was possible to feed another 30 people.
After the football game against Pinon, the LWHS "family" - made up of teachers, coaches, booster club members, parents and players - hosted a dinner with all three teams where players fellowshipped and shared a meal.
The players from Greyhills and Lee Williams were quick to interact with each other as longtime friends, while the players and coaches from Pinon thought it was a wonderful idea, and they planned to take the experience back to their school.
At the end of the evening, the Greyhills players gathered all of the people in the cafeteria, asked the mothers to identify themselves, and then led the entire group in a Navajo blessing for all of the mothers.