Hello to all my Krusi softball players!! Being park director at Krusi Park was one of the great joys of my life!! I would love to touch base with all of you.
Teaching second grade in Union City has been my passion for the last 25 years. Wednesday is “Baseball Day” in second grade. We read, write, sing, and learn math using baseball/softball each Wednesday. All Krusi Colts are invited to come and read a baseball story to my class on a Wednesday. Hope to hear from you…
Adrienne Chaix Alexander
NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: Although Adrienne posted her message to the Comments section, I want to give it “front-page” special attention. Bottom line is that she was a great PD. Teaming with Bill Leitz in the mid 70’s, they gave the Krusi regulars a great experience.
FYI – Adrienne’s father, George Chaix, was also well known among Alameda’s youth as the owner of George’s Liquors inside the Chestnut-Encinal Market. No, Mr. Chaix wasn’t selling beer to high school kids!! Far from it. In fact, he’d give you a lecture if you were buying too much beef jerky or candy from his well stocked supply of confections. Many a St. Joseph’s athlete stopped in after practice to buy a soda or that new green drink he sold… Gatorade. What most people didn’t know about George Chaix, is that he was a WWII hero, serving with the Marine Corps in some of the fiercest island battles in the Pacific.
Former Krusi park rats should take Adrienne up on her offer to make contact. I know she means it.