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Don Schlessinger

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Charles Douglas

Thank you to Angela for encouraging that young man, and yoing men like him to go on, and be great, to exploit their talents given them from God Almighty! Mr. Evans might have managed one catch, but it was not about that was it? It was about the team. It was about the season the team had ...giving Mr. Evans the opprtunities to showcase his talents in a TEAM atmosphere in order to get to the Superbowl.

So now Mr. Evans is not only a Superbowl Champion, but he is also an inspiration to, and for any young kid, especially one from the inner-city who decides to get involved in " Little League Community Athletic Activities with the hope of maybe staying out of trouble, getting a free education, or just maybe making it to the Big time one day! As you know Mr. Evans accomplished all those things, at least in part with the assistance, and love of Community Volunteers like Mr. Pettaway of Galveston, who was a mentor to a young inspired Mike Evans who wanted to play Little League Football.

Mr. Evans seems to have all the ingredients to someday walk across a stage in a big arena full of people with TV cameras rolling, and on that stage, and in the front rows sits old men dressed in yellow jackets, located in Canton Ohio, home of the NFL HALL OF FAME!

Paula Flinn

Thank you, Angela, for the complimentary article about our Hometown Hero, Mike Evans. He certainly deserves the recognition and the awards for his performances all year long. He and his family should be very proud. I know what a nice, respectful person he is, and he has been. He does a lot for our youth here holding summer football workshops for them. I am wishing the best for him in the future.

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