August 16, 2010

Letter To The Editor

Week of August 15th


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As I read the story about the Chickasha Softball program possibly being canceled my first thought was are you serious? Are kids so lazy these days they don't want to go out for school sports? Then after talking with friends I realized I may have misunderstood WHY those kids aren't going out for the team. I guess my kids just aren't old enough for me to realize how much it costs for kids to play sports these days. With the economy being as it is and people being cut back on their hours at work I can see why parents aren't able to afford for their kids to play sports. Believe me I understand. My daughter is in band, and it can be expensive. I just don't understand why the businesses in our community can't step up and help by sponsoring the teams. We have businesses that sponsor little league, they should do the same for school teams. No child should be told they can't play a sport because its too expensive, we wonder why the obesity rate of our kids is sky rocketing! Well if they can't afford to play of course they are going to sit on their butts at home and play video games. Local businesses should get involved, as a home based business owner (scentsy) i would gladly donate 100% commission from sales for a fundraiser to donate to our athletic department at CHS, if they would set up a fund for kids that can't afford to play. If we want our programs to continue it makes sense that we all get involved, physically and financially right? My kids aren't even at the high school yet, but i pray when they do get there they have the option of playing softball if they want to! To our community, please get involved with our school programs!

Proud Parent of Fightin' Chicks!

Kiesha Baggett


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