NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The owner of the New Orleans Saints is thanking fans for their devotion to the team despite a disappointing end to the season.
Gayle Benson helped lead the team to the NFC Championship in her first year of ownership. Her husband Tom Benson died on March 15, 2018.
She sent a letter to fans on Friday.
Dear Saints Fans,
I want to thank you for your support throughout the 2018 New Orleans Saints season. We have received countless letters and emails since the season ended. Our football team showed that through the efforts of our entire organization working together that we are headed in the right direction. With their continued hard work and persistence, great things are still to come.
Thank you, also, for the incredible way you supported us starting at training camp all the way through the playoffs as our team fought hard all year, right down to the last play. Everyone in our organization fed off the energy that you created, not only in the Superdome, but during road games as well. As part of our New Orleans Saints family, I thank you for your unwavering support.
Preparations for the 2019 season have already begun. As we embark on an exciting offseason, we will take these valuable memories with us as we continue to compete at the highest level on the field and provide our fans the best game day experience in the NFL off the field. As the NFL celebrates 100 seasons, we look to continue to cement our legacy and build on our great history. We are so proud to have fans like you, and on behalf of the entire organization, we thank you and vow to continue to PROVE THEM RIGHT and be relentless in our pursuit to bring the Lombardi Trophy back to New Orleans very soon.
Sincerely, Gayle Benson
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