Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Donations in Memory of Keith Gilbertson, Sr.

This news from Keith Olson:

Just wish to inform everyone that, in memory of Coach Keith Gilbertson Sr., our class reunion committee cut a check for $100 to Snohomish High Athletics from our modest leftover reunion funds. This was done in response to a recent matching challenge put forth by the Class of 1953.

If anyone cares to sweeten the pot from the Class of 70 on their own, they are welcome to do so by sending a check to Snohomish High School Athletics, c/o Mark Albertine, 1316 5th Street, Snohomish, WA 98290. Albertine is the district athletics director, and he assures me that any money sent in this fashion will go directly to SHS athletics, and nothing else.

For those who may have missed it, Jimmy's dad passed away in February from complications in his recovery from heart surgery. He coached at Snohomish for 61 years, including the past 31 years as an unpaid volunteer assistant in football and girls basketball. Quite the legacy.

One more note, I am getting involved with a Snohomish Education Foundation fund-raising effort to endow a perpetual Keith Gilbertson Memorial Scholarship at the high school. That effort will be launched in June with a website dedicated to memories of Coach Gilb. So please stay tuned if you have memories of him to share.

Keith O.