For you Eatonville graduates, you may recall the Dick Neistadt trophy handed out every year to the sportsman of the year. If you have wondered who Dick Neistadt was and why there is a trophy in his name, Dick Logston tells us the story:
“Dick was my next door neighbor out on the Lynch Creek road, and a very promising basketball player. I believe it was in the summer of 1948 when he and several friends were at Soap Lake. As they were leaving, he decided to take one more dive into the lake and broke his neck in the shallow water. He later died in the hospital. Terrible loss! Hence the trophy in his honor.”
For more information, see Rich William’s post below.
Photo and story courtesy of Dick Logston.
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