My parents raised eight kids, and I'm No. 8.
There's just so many people in the Midwest that everybody wants to help, wants to help, ... You know, they want to do more than give money. You think you've done so much until you get there and you see how much there is, how much devastation there has been or what-have-you. And you feel like it's just a drop in the bucket.
I'm pleased to receive this award, ... I have been a constant with this organization for many years now, but we wouldn't be here today if I wasn't surrounded by many other talented people along the way. I'm extremely proud of the Burlington community's dedication to professional baseball as evidence by the fact the Bees have survived and now prospered as the smallest full-season market in the Minor Leagues. I'm also pleased with the response we've gotten on a regional basis from the baseball fans all over Southeast Iowa and Western Illinois that have adopted the Bees as their hometown team.
Both have the same idea and would love to have a building with their names on the front, and I dont mind putting their names there in big-old letters.
Travis is the son of Miriam and Albert Fernandez. They raised a wonderful son whose selfless act through the Make-A-Wish Foundation helped push the track to where we are today. Everyone should have children like Travis.
The track is made for the rain. Technically, it's supposed to drain 20 minutes after the rain stops.
It was a nice night for running. The conditions were absolutely wonderful.