THE importance of HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS.
Anyone who has ever played sports knows its more than a game. It is about discipline, accountability and being a part of a family. Due to budget cuts, more than half of public schools in America are forced to charge students fees to play sports.
At Buckeye Local it costs $400 to play football. There, with the help of athletic director Glen Reisner, I met Jalin, a linebacker who was living with a teammate’s family. Jalin told me that being on the team was the first time he felt like a good person and that people truly cared about him.
Our premise is simple, students tell us why sports are important to them and pick a goal for the year. If he or she continues meets that goal we cover their Pay-to-Play fees until they graduate High School.