Friday, March 20, 2009

Lacrosse Tonight

The long awaited first Lacrosse matches will take place tonight Stone at McDonough girls play at 5:00; boys at 6:30 woo hoo!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

funny the county is low on money so what do they do? add a new athletic team that costs how many thousands of dollars? how much does all that equipment cost and what about coaching pay? will attendance at these games even cover the cost of the officials? seems to me that we are trying to keep up with the jones. or is it the calverts?

Jennifer said...

Anonymous,
You are way off the mark omn this one. Lacrosse has been in the planning stages for almost five years before it was added. Iw as added just this year as club sport to see if the interest was there. (they play in-county teams only). This decision was made long before any budget issues were apparant and the cost is a rain drop in an ocean...Guess what...the interest is there. more kids involved in an organized activity equals less kids roaming the streets getting into trouble

Anonymous said...

how way off the mark? how much does it cost each school to run a lacrosse program? how much will it cost the schools to run it for the following years? now how many books would be able to be purchased with this money? it would be nice if all the schools in the county had the same quality of books and materials before we start adding new costs to athletic budgets. why cant all the schools enjoy the new up-to-date materials that Davis and NP have before we spend money on athletics.

Anonymous said...

I would just like to add that this county's budget for the fine arts is a pathetic embarrassment. The arts programs are funded almost entirely by fundraisers. I can't speak for every school, but in the school I am familiar with the parents raise 10 times the amount of money the school system contributes. We always seem to have money to fund sports but never seem to have any for the arts. In addition, years ago when the "Coke Money" began everyone was told that this money would benefit all programs. The prevailing attitude seems to be that this money doesn't go to ALL student activities, just sports. Please by all means feel free to point out if this prevailing opinion is wrong, preferably with numbers.