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For the sake of our kids, keep Nevada Union sports

As a parent/grandparent of children involved in sports at Nevada Union High School, it’s distressing to hear of cuts (The Union, Jan. 25) that could permanently destroy some of the programs. It’s discouraging to consider doing away with swimming sports – especially as both high schools share the NU pool . (Does this mean no pool for Bear River?) And the ski/snowboard teams, always at or near the top in their leagues – completely wipe them out?

Maybe I’m not getting it, but what on earth is wrong with across-the-board cuts? What is wrong with going out into the community and garnering some support? Will Grass Valley, Nevada City and Penn Valley recreation programs provide for these kids once they’re on the street? (Do they even have parks and rec?)

Girls headed for high school, is this their head’s up? The way it’s sounding, all had better enjoy wrestling and football and had better be darned good! Sadly, once cut, the programs that girls might be involved in will likely not be reinstated.

I hope all those making choices that could (severely) impact these young people will look to options that work best at maintaining and continuing these most necessary programs.

Sherry Balow


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