It is with deep regret and profound sadness that I have to inform you of the passing of our fellow teammate René Valdes. René joined the team in 2010 as a javelin and discus thrower. He participated in a number of track meets with us, including the 2010 Gay Games. He also played an active role at several of our fundraisers. René will be missed, but not forgotten.
There is a wake scheduled for this Sunday at 10:00 am. It will be held at the Zen Center, which is located at 300 Page St. in San Francisco. In honor of his passing, and to give team members the opportunity to show their respects, Sunday track practice will be cancelled. Practice will resume next week at 10:00 am. For those of you who are planning to attend the wake, please wear your red SFT&F polo shirt as a sign of team support and unity. If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact me or Bob Callori.
Craig A. Wingate