If you keep up with our Talon blog, then you already know that the CrossFit Talon family came together and sent each of our 30 college kids a care package. A huge thank you to everyone who baked grain-free cookies, donated Smoothie King and Starbuck’s gift cards, to Bruce Daniel for writing a very inspirational prayer card, to the 9am ladies for organizing the stuffing of the boxes, and of course Karen Daniel, our Event Coordinator for making it all possible. As the packages have been reaching their destinations across the U.S., the young men and women on the receiving end have sent heart-felt thank-you’s that I felt needed to be passed along to the people to which they belong, the Talon family. Here are some of the responses your generosity has provoked:

“Thank you soooooooooo much for the package! Love my CrossFit family! :-D”   -Elliott Fenton, University of the Cumberlands, Men’s Swimming

“Oh my word! Just got the package from my CrossFit family! Thank you so much for everything! I miss you guys and can’t wait to see y’all soon.”   -Tess Eisnaugle, Maryville University, Women’s Soccer

“…those cookies are awesome! And the shirt is suppa cool. Thank you so much for the package:)”   -Lindsey Mayo, University of Arkansas, Women’s Soccer, Named SEC Offensive Player of the Week, as a FRESHMAN!

“Hey! Just got the package. Thank you so much! It seriously made my day. Hope you all are doing well.”   -Charlie Gayle, Union University, Men’s Soccer

“Just got the care package. Thank you so much!”   -Cailin Harris, University of Kentucky, Women’s Soccer

“AWWW! I just received your care package!!! That was soooo kind of you all!!! Thank you so much!!! Hope y’all are doing well!”   -Cat Durland, University of Tennessee

“Thank you so much for that package. It made my day. I did not expect that. I love you all and miss y’all!”   -Matt King, Michigan State

“Thank you so much for the package! It’s perfect ha. Nice t-shirt design. That quote is just what I need. Being hurt like this puts me through a journey, physically and spiritually.”   -Garrett Daniel, University of Tennesee

“Thank you SO much for the care package last week!! That’s my new favorite shirt! I’m also a coffee drinker now…haha. I tried to send a letter back but I think I put it in the wrong box:/ I miss the Talon family!  -Chesney White, UNC – Greensboro, Women’s Soccer

“Just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful care package that you guys sent. The cookies were wonderful and the Starbucks gift card will help keep me awake during those 8am classes. I hope eveything is going well back at the box!” -Brette Mosely, Baylor University

“Thanks so much for the gifts. That was so nice of you guys! I’ll wear my shirt proudly!” – Nick Benson, Western Kentucky

“Yayy!!! Packages are the best! Are these paleo cookies?? Thank you so much!” -Jennifer Daniel, University of Tennesee

There are other thank you’s on our Facebook page, and Grace, Women’s Swimming at University of the Cumberlands, actually wrote us all an old fashioned, snail mail letter that is on display at the box:)

Thanks again to our Talon family for making this great mail-out possible!