Lotrich gives back, track and field camp May 22-23.

Give back! Kassidy Lotrich, a soon-to-be sophomore at Fowler High School, plans to do just that, give back to the community she feels has given her so much. From buying chocolate bars and beef jerky at Otero True Value to the continued words of encouragement via Facebook and chance meetings around town, the community of Fowler has always been behind her in every way.

Kassidy, who has been participating in track and field since the summer following her sixth grade year as a member of the Colorado Speed Track Club in La Junta, alongside her father, Alfie Lotrich, are hosting a Track & Field Camp and Meet for Fowler Elementary School students. Track and field has given Kassidy the opportunity to travel, meet and compete against some of the finest youth athletes in Colorado and nearby states, and she desires to expose young athletes to the same opportunities early in their lives that she was afforded.

Lotrich is also using this opportunity to further the cause of curing leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s’ disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life for patients and their families. The net proceeds from the camp will be donated to the Rocky Mountain Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, in honor of Jerry Bonds, a longtime local leader and family friend (who nicknamed Kassidy ‘Pitsy’ when she was a little girl).

The two-day instructional camp (May 22 and 23) will cover safety, stretching, sportsmanship and the fundamentals of select events. The third day of camp (May 24) will feature a mini-meet. All athletes will participate in 50M dash, 400M dash, shot put, long jump, and turbo javelin.

If anyone would like to donate funds/non-cash items for the silent auction to be held during the meet on May 24, or would like to participate or help in any way, contact Kassidy or Alfie Lotrich: (719) 250-7786 or dusalflot@yahoo.com.