Alex Karpstein, Saints defensive lineman, has had two extra fans in the stands since the season-opening football game against Luther College Sept. 7.
The fans are Alex’s parents, Brian and Linda Karpstein, who have relocated nearly 1,500 miles from Gresham, Ore., to Aberdeen to attend Alex’s home football games. The Saints play four home games in the month of September, making Aberdeen an ideal family vacation for the Karpsteins. The Karpsteins plan to move back to Oregon in October.
“We knew it was the perfect opportunity to be able to see our son play football and get to know Presentation College and Aberdeen,” Linda said. “As a parent, I think it’s very comforting to see that he’s living in such a welcoming community. We appreciate that the teachers and college have really cared for Alex. We couldn't be happier that he gets to experience that.”
While in Aberdeen, the Karpsteins have been staying busy, whether it’s by watching PC football, taking a new class at the YMCA, exploring the beautiful walking trails, golfing, or discovering downtown Aberdeen.
“We’ve been doing so many fun things while we’ve been here and still have so much left that we want to do before we leave,” Brian Karpstein said. “Aberdeen is a great community.”
The Saints' last game of their season-opening four-game home stand is at 1 p.m. Saturday at Swisher Field vs. Trinity Bible College.