Day 8 - Canada/Seattle|
Aug. 15, 2010
We are back in the states after a scenic ride aboard the Victoria Clipper that took us to Seattle. The mode of travel utilized in this part of the country is a little different than what we are used to in West Texas. This trip has been an amazing experience for our basketball family in so many ways and is going to propel us into the 2010-11 season from the chemistry stand point to the practice and game experiences.
Let's talk a little about on the court......Our first two games were very competitive and as we went the competition tapered a bit. All four games really afforded us an opportunity to play a lot of different combinations and to see how each player would respond in game situations. Of all the foreign tour and exhibition games I have been a part of in the past, overall we were very pleased with the competition on this trip.
Off the court....From the changing of roommates each stop along the way to the long scenic bus rides much was learned on how to travel. We had such a great group of fans who joined us and kept their Guns Up the entire trip. The looks on the players' faces at different times were just priceless. I tried as I was writing to think what my very favorite moment was, but I'm sure all of us would have a hard time picking just one. I hope you have enjoyed reading the player blogs, watching Hoffman & Co. produced videos and seeing countless pictures of the 2010 Lady Raiders Canada Tour.
Our returning players in the spring decided that their theme for the offseason and summer was going to be the word `invest'. Casey, being the artist that she is, designed the screen for the workout shirts. Speaking of investing, I want to end by thanking all of those who invested in this trip and making it possible for our team to experience. From our many supporters financially, Marsha Sharp Leadership Circle financial support and our administration I thank you on behalf of our team. I can promise you that this team is investing in each other, and we look forward to sharing the 2010-11 season with Lady Raider Nation. There is no doubt because of all of you this basketball family has become better and made memories that will last a lifetime beyond 94 feet.
Get your Guns Up!