Kudos to Randy Kindred for his recent column on Andre Hursey and his influence on youth in the Bloomington-Normal area. As parents of one of Andre’s football teammates at Bloomington High School, we became well familiar with him while he was a junior high student.
Always undersized and ultra-competitive, we found Andre to be respectful toward adults and someone who demonstrated leadership qualities at an early age. It is hardly surprising to us that Andre Hursey is paying it forward for the benefit of many young people in our community.
Carole and Tom Barger, Bloomington