As someone who, over the years, has followed closely the achievements of Rocky Mountain College students engaged in athletics, and, yes, as a mother of two sons who played for the Battlin' Bears basketball team in the 1990s, I have been delighted at how well Rocky represents Billings and Montana at national competitions.
To have Rocky athletes and teams go to national competitions as Rocky has consistently done in skiing, but also in basketball, soccer, golf and cross country reflects highly on the college as well as Billings and the surrounding area that supports them. It makes all of us associated with Rocky very proud.
As Bobby Beers wrote in his guest column March 18, it's difficult to budget for the costs of national championships. I commend Rocky for establishing a fund to help. Rocky has shared accomplishments with Bears fans. We should not only applaud, but send a check to help the cause.