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By Letter to the Editor
Mei Lisa Thompson 

City Should Continue to fund parks and recreation fields during these extraordinary times

There are basically just two all-girl sports in Santa Monica, softball and soccer. Many girls play all-year round.

 

Santa Monica City Council should vote to continue to fund parks and recreation fields during these extraordinary times

We hope that the Santa Monica City Council will vote to continue to fund parks and recreation fields during these extraordinary times.

Specifically we hope that access to Clover Park, Memorial Park, Marine Park, JAMS, Lincoln MS and Airport Park will continue.

Santa Monica City Council should vote to continue to fund parks and recreation fields during these extraordinary times

There are basically just two all-girl sports in Santa Monica, softball and soccer. Many girls play all-year round.

We feel it is a shame that the City government doesn't understand what you are taking away from these 8-14 girls when they refuse to open the playing fields. They take away much more than just playing a game.

While overall cutbacks to city funding and staffing are necessary during this economic challenge, the ones proposed for community recreation will result in minimal savings and maximum community detriment, particularly to our children. 

We rely on our Santa Monica Parks and Fields for our children to exercise and participate in youth sports, so please ensure all of these fields remain available for all to use after the State mandated "Stay at home" guidance ends. 

Sincerely,

Avey (the softball player) and Mei Lisa (her mom) Thompson

 

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