Letter: Q-C, join him in supporting local talent; Go, Augie!


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Posted Online: Dec. 03, 2012, 11:21 am
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After going to Augustana's basketball team's season opener, I was disappointed not to see more love and support for Tayvian Johnson and his Augie teammates.

Tayvian had an outstanding career as a player at United Township High School. Augie chose him and he said, "Yes."

Our young black males have a hard time these days.

When a local, young black male decides to play for a college (Augie) which is within 20 minutes for most in the Quad-Cities area, I would like to see more family and friends and alumni support him and his teammates.
It was nice to see a few people that I knew who were at the game. I met a few new friends.

Thank God for his mother, brother and a few friends sitting together cheering him and his teammates play a good brand of basketball, led by an outstanding Grey Giovanine and his staff.

Quad-Citians, get involved and support Tayvian Johnson, his teammates, Augie and the community.

As for me, I plan to attend home games and cheer for Augie.
I ask the good Quad-Cities community to join me. Let's go, Augie!

Bobby O. Jackson,
Rock Island












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1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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