Renee and Gary Issac represent the VP and CEO of the organization Touching Hearts Through Athletics. Based in Denver, the Isaacs travel the state to discover student-athletes who meet their organization’s critieria.Gary and Renee Isaac travel around Colorado looking for special student-athletes. The Isaacs honored six Delta County students at this year's FCNB basketball tournament on Dec. 20.
Photo by Wayne Crick
Delta High School’s Kempton Albee holds his Touching Hearts Through Athletics award as he stands with his presenter, Elaine Wood.Photo by Wayne Crick
Peter Williamson had prior engagements and could not accept his Touching Hearts Through Athletics award personally. Accepting the award for Williamson was Cedaredge athletic director Brandon Milholland. Renee Isaac presented the award.Photo by Wayne Crick
Hotchkiss’ Jennifer Celis displays her Touching Hearts Through Athletics award as she stands with her presenter, school board member Tammie Smith.Photo by Wayne Crick
Hotchkiss High School principal Mike Beard accepts the Touching Hearts Through Athletics award for Alex Smith. Presenting the award is Delta County Schools Superintendent Caryn Gibson.Photo by Wayne Crick
Hotchkiss’ Brielle Palmer poses with school board member Tammy Smith after receiving her Touching Hearts Through Athletics award.Photo by Wayne Crick
Jessie Holt is from Paonia. Gary Isaac presented Holt with her Touching Hearts Through Athletics award.These students are recognized as recipients of The Touching Hearts Through Athletics award. This award exists to honor and encourage athletes of outstanding character, athleticism and sportsmanship. All six have demonstrated character beyond athletics and have courage, integrity, inspiration, selflessness and generosity as student-athletes of Delta County School District 50J.
The six student-athletes are pictured on B4 of today's sports section.