Rapids Kids Club Essay Winner Jack Warburton: "Why I am the Biggest Rapids Fan

The Colorado Rapids would like to congratulate Rapids Kids Club member Jack Warburton (pictured at left) winner of the 2004 Rapids Kids Club Essay Contest!

The contest was open to all Kids Club members to write an essay of 150 words or less on why they are the BIGGEST RAPIDS FAN!

With his winning essay Jack won 4 free tickets and the opportunity to meet Rapids goalkeeper Joe Cannon and to watch warm-ups from the Rapids bench before the Rapids home game vs. the Columbus Crew on Fan Appreciation Night Saturday October 16 at INVESCO Field at Mile High.

Here is Jack's winning essay:

Why I Am The Biggest Rapids Fan
By Colorado Rapids Kids Club member Jack Warburton Age 7

"I am the biggest Rapids fan because I go to every home game with my dad and friends.

I also made a small model of the new Rapids stadium out of a box.

I feel very sad if the Rapids lose but I feel very happy when they win.

My favorite player is Joe Cannon because he always tries hard to save every shot.

We always wear our Rapids jerseys and scarves.

My friends and I make up our own chants.

We like to play soccer in the parking lot at the stadium before the game starts.

I know that I am the best Rapids fan because if the Rapids make it to the MLS Cup I am going to go!"

The Rapids would like to congratulate Jack and all the Rapids Kids Club members who took time to submit an essay! Thanks to all who entered and look for upcoming Rapids Kids Club contests soon under the "Kids" section under the "Fan Center" tab at the top of the Rapids website!