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Sports ‘for the kids’ don’t happen without parents

To the editor:

I would like to respond to the editorial in the Aug. 15 Sentinel.

The saying “It’s for the kids,” I believe was not originated by parents, but by governmental agencies who try to benefit their agendas by using the slogan.

Of course, parents appreciate all the people who are involved in allowing children to play high school sports, but, remember, without the parents providing transportation to and from practices and events, paying admission for themselves and siblings to watch their child play, and being willing to have their schedules totally controlled by the sports schedules, there would be no school athletic programs.

Parents are not compensated for their involvement and are willing to stretch their budgets for the sake of all school children having the opportunity to participate in sports. Yes, they are doing it “for the kids.” It has always taken great commitment and sacrifice on the part of the parents.

Thank you for allowing me to share my opinion.

Shirley Saner

Thompsontown

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