'Thanks' offered for help with Don Gowan basketball court
To the Editor:
The facility is named for Bridgewater native Don Gowan, who died in 2008. He had served as a teacher, coach and administrator for many years at Kent School and also was a contributor to community recreational activities.
The court is open to Center School students and Kent residents. Summer leagues and camps are being planned for 2010.
Among those who helped are:
Bill Gawel of Gawel Excavation; Jason Dubray of Dubray's Construction & Maintenance; Bill McCann of Haymore Services; John Gleason of Gleason Electric; Scott Palmer, Ed Pequignot, Mark Lenz and Aaron Pequignot of Pequignot Enterprises; John Cox of Cox Trucking; Carol Spelbos and Linda Hall of the KCS PTO for managing the money.
Bull's Bridge Golf Club for hosting a benefit golf tournament; Burr Purnell, a KCS graduate, of Oberon Creative, for the court graphics and sign art; John Casey of Housatonic Enterprises, who donated two signs; Depreter Designs for help with signs; the Region 1 Athletic Fund for $2,000 grant toward the scoreboard; George-Ann Gowan, for biographical information of her husband, Don Gowan.
The dedication of the Don Gowan Memorial Court at Kent Center School was to be held Monday.