Dear Mr. Dubose, Pastor Dubose and Coach Pineau,
I am writing to express my gratitude for receiving the Mel Parker Award at last week's 2015 Maryland AAU banquet. I realize that Baseball is only one of many AAU sports, and so I especially appreciate this award. It is easy to see why Maryland AAU is so admired, and I feel very fortunate to be able to participate through Baseball.
This unexpected recognition of my efforts toward excellence in academics and athletics gives me a new sense of confidence. I will better my efforts in representing AAU, the District and Baseball to the best of my abilities.
Thank you so much for noticing my efforts and for giving me this award which I appreciate very much.
- Connor Graham