In Loving Memory of Harold Gibson
LETTER FROM FRED STIMLER
March 6, 2006
Yorkville Youth Athletic Association
Please accept my sincerely best wishes and good thoughts in honor of your ten years of service to the Yorkville community. Your vision of what the organization could be and your efforts to achieve that vision should inspire everyone! Congratulations !!
Hundreds of children served for many years so that many more children of the neighborhood would benefit.In the early days - those days of transition to your leadership - were very rewarding - for both of us. You were willing to take risks and fight battles not for your own benefit, but for the entire Yorkville community. You dreamed from the first days about growing the programs beyond the few hu
Your vision is clear. Your leadership is inspired. And you brought a great group of parents along with you - training them that sportsmanship and community was more important than individual objectives. Best yet - you continue to achieve great things - again, my most sincere congratulations.
I am sure that good-hearted Harold Gibson is smiling from beyond, as I am from Jacksonville. Every time I talk about my 25 years in Manhattan (and Yorkville) I smile about the smartest move I ever made - replace myself with you !! Have a great future !