Friday, April 27, 2007 | The voiceofsandiego.org recently published an article entitled “The WindanSea Woman: Questions for Tifani Swink.

As the brother and sister of Butch VanArtsdalen, we would like to respond to the article by noting that our brother, Butch VanArtsdalen, never spoke about Tifani or her mother to our family for the 38 years of his life.

Tifani Swink, the daughter of Butch VanArtsdalen? We question that.

It is true that she never knew Butch, Tifani does not even know that Butch’s eyes were Dark Blue, not Emerald Green, but she does know he was a phenomenal athlete.

Our family has chosen not to take her on just her word, but hopes that if she continues to use Butch’s name to promote events the money she raises truly does go to helping needy children.

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