By Derrick Smith
As a parent, Amy Linduff enjoys watching her kids play sports. But for her, it is less about winning and losing and more about the things that they will learn that will stick with them long after high school.
“I think sports are important because they teach kids that it’s okay to fail,” she said. “It also teaches them to be part of a team that you are with whether you win or lose. They also learn about leadership, passion, and to get along with others even though you all are different ages and come from different backgrounds. All in all it teaches you life lessons that will carry on to your career and for the rest of your life.”
Amy and her husband Jack are the parents of Aynslee, a senior at Westmoore High School. She is a member of the fastpitch softball and swimming teams, as well as various groups around campus.
While Amy enjoys attending her daughter’s sporting events, she says that there is more than just attending the games.
“I always go to the games and I never miss one,” she said. “I’m the booster club president for the high school softball team, so I’m around a lot and have gotten to know the athletes. Aynslee’s travel softball team is out of Overland Park, KS so we are on the road and spend a lot of time in the car together. I love watching the girls play and can’t wait to see where they all end up going to college. It’s been so fun watching the girls play from t-ball to now. Jack and I have always been involved in Aynslee’s athletics, whether it was coaching, keeping the books, scheduling tournaments, picking out uniforms or booking hotel rooms. We have made life long friends and wouldn’t change anything. Time goes by so fast so we are soaking in every moment this next year.”
As an alumnus of Westmoore, Amy says that she loves the school and is so happy her daughter is able to attend a great school.
“It’s so fun to see Aynslee going to school and making friends with kids whose parents I went to school with. Westmoore has always had great leadership and I am so happy that my child gets to attend such an awesome school.”