Championship teams bring in money.
A signed softball of the current Area Champion Lady Tiger Softball team went for more than $1,000 at the Commerce Athletic Booster Club Banquet on May 4 inside the Commerce High School.
The event raised more than $7,000 in the silent and live auctions for the various athletic teams in Commerce.
Ryan Siente, a 2000 graduate of CHS and member of the 1999 State Championship football team, was the headline speaker at the event and shared what he learned from the coaches and the sports he played.
“You live it, you breath it, but it teaches you many things for the future,” he said, adding that he learned time management and responsibility from playing football.
Siente said his championship team lived and breathed together, which is one of the things he said helped him in life.
“The Commerce Tigers won’t divide,” he said. “We were a relentless team. I’ll always be a Commerce Tigers.”
Siente listed a few coaches who he said helped him greatly in his growth to become the man that he is, and said they taught him something more than winning on the field.
“More than anything they want you to be a better person,” he said. “They are an amazing group of people who put their blood, sweat and tears into us.”
Siente left a parting word of advise for the current Commerce athletes.
“A winning season or losing season does not define who you are,” he said.
Championship teams bring in money.
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