We are so honored to receive letters like this one...
February 24, 2009
Dear Mr. Pannell,
I want to express my sincere thanks for being the recipient of the Pannell Swim Shop Scholarship at the Kentucky High School State Swimming and Diving Competition. I also want to thank you for being a sponsor of this great event and swimming programs all year long.
I swim high school for Deming, but I also swim YMCA and US swimming for the Limestone Stingrays in Maysville, KY. I have ahd the privilege of going to YMCA Nationals and being a member of the KY Quad and Sectional teams. I know you have been a great supporter of both these programs.
I travel to practice in Maysville from Mt. Olivet at least 9 times each week. The cost of traveling and my swim expenses has been a burden on my family for the last seven years, but one we choose because of my love for the sport. It is only with the help of sponsors like you that I am able to reach my goals.
I plan to swim for the University of Cumberland in Williamsburg, Kentucky. The money received from your scholarship will help offset my college expenses and allow me to continue my passion to swim competitive.
Again, thank you for being a sponsor of the Kentucky High School State Swimming and Diving Championship. Also, thank you for sponsoring all the swimming programs in Kentucky. You have helped to take swimming up another notch in this state and allow many kids the opportunity to realize their goals and dreams.
My Sincere Thanks,
Amanda Day Miller