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July 23, 2014

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FOR LOVE OF THE GAME:

Pint-sized ambassador

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Sam Morris

Five-year-old Ashley Almada waits on customers at the Del Sol High School concession stand during a basketball game Jan. 8.

“Hi, how could I help you?”

The tiny voice seems to come from nowhere until a pair of big brown eyes is seen peeking over the counter of the Del Sol High School concession stand.

The voice and eyes belong to 5-year-old Ashley Almada, who was helping her aunt staff the stand during a basketball game between Del Sol and Foothill.

Flitting among the stacks of gastronomic fare usually found in concession stands, Ashley offers, “We have pizza, nachos, hot dogs, candy and chips. Lots of people like nachos, but I like ice cream the best.”

As another customer approaches the counter, the kindergartner at Harley A. Harmon Elementary School zips over with another “Hi, how could I help you?” and is soon off, ponytail swaying, gathering up fistfuls of Skittles and bottles of Gatorade.

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