1. David Gilchrist from Marion, Illinois
2. Dan Troff from a suburb of Salt Lake City, Utah
David, is one of two original members of the 2007 team that participated in Aguascalientes, Mexico, actually his son Ian was the one that competed. That team had uniforms paid for by a parent in the team, Mr. Mark Shein of New York, whom we continue to be grateful.
In this 2009, David took it upon himself to work on the uniform issue, and I cannot thank him enough because it was during the time when I was working closely with the USCF on forming the team. David had an design and a sponsor that seemed a done deal; however, as those of us who work with sponsors know - it is not always a sure thing. David did everything he could and then some more.
The Troff family came into the scene when it seemed we were not going to make it. Dan and his wife quickly worked out a solution, after each parent voted on the issue - we reached a concensus.
Team concept means that everyone works for the common good, both the Gilchrist and Troff family deserve our appreciation, a standard was set for the NAYCC 2010 - to be played in New York.
By the way, I was extremely impressed with Kayden Troff's blog: kaydentroff.blogspot.com, I would invite every member and our countless readers to look at his blog. Upon returning from Mexico, we the Munoz will make a financial contribution to Kayden's career and I would invite everyone to do the same.