Ed Odeven Reporting

Mother’s Day full of loving memories

By Ed Odeven

Mothers put smiles on our faces, teach us right from wrong and help us realize that anything is possible with hard work and a dream. And they’ve played a huge role in shaping our lifelong interest in sports.

They give us encouragement after a win or a loss. They are interested in the games because we are a part of them as players and fans, and that’s the way it’s always been.

On Mother’s Day, listen to these fond words about moms and sports from five Arizonans: Mitch Strohman (the Voice of the Lumberjacks and host of KVNA’s popular sports-talk show “Outta Bounds”), Flagstaff High School principal Tony Cullen, Chet Green (a former Sinagua High School assistant football coach), NAU women’s basketball coach Laurie Kelly and Ed Kelley (a former pro soccer player in South America who now resides in Tempe).

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