Two individuals were honored at the September 7 Fort Thomas Junior Football League games for their longtime support of the youth organization.
Dr. Nick Gates of OrthoCincy and Sue "Bird" Abner, were recognized for their dedication and partnership over the years.
"His dedication to all of the players and coaches over the years is greatly appreciated," said Tom New, league president. "Every year he comes and speaks to the coaches, educating and explaining the safety of the game. Dr. Gates has been a great partner and mentor to many over the years."
Sue "Bird" Abner has been a fervent supporter of the league for years.
New went over some of her statistics as it relates to Fort Thomas Junior Football:
- Ranked in Top 10 in community for games watched
- Ranked in Top 10 giving advice to coaches and referees
- Four boys that played in the league and Highlands High School, one of which went on to play college football.
- Six grandchildren who played in the league, two of which went on to play college football
In appreciation of Abner and Gates, the league honored them with a lifetime membership to the Fort Thomas Junior football league.