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Mamaroneck Group Works to Reinstate Seven Eliminated Sports Teams

Save Our Tigers Team hopes to raise more money to reinstate seven sports teams eliminated from the 2012-13 school budget.

 

The below content was submitted by the Save Our Tigers Team, a group of parents that are working to reinstate seven athletic teams that were elimintated from (MHS) and Hommocks Middle School for the 2012-13 school year.

We are a group of parents and community members that believe strongly that athletics are an important part of a child's development. These teams bring students together that otherwise may not have had the chance or opportunity to become friends and break down potential barriers.  Cutting these teams means fewer students can participate in the school sports team experience at a young age, well before they are fully developed as athletes and teammates.  The more children we keep engaged in these early years, the better!

We need to reach our fundraising goal of $74,000 by August 1 as this is an all or nothing opportunity.  We must reach this goal or none of the teams will be reinstated.  

We've been working hard to raise funds and have raised $50,000 to date but need the community's help to reach our goal.   

Parents, teams, and students have been supportive—we were thrilled that a local little league team even decided to donate money collected from team families that is typically used for a coach's gift to our fundraising effort.  

We have sold shirts, car magnets, raffles, and held fundraising events.  
Next up is the Euro 2012 soccer tournament event.  This fun event for kids and adults will be held at in Mamaroneck and will begin at 2:45 p.m. There will be a halftime auction of great soccer-related items.  The requested contribution is $20 per adult and $10 per child, or more if you wish.  Food and drinks may be purchased separately.  We hope many can join us for a fun afternoon of championship soccer! 

If you are interested in buying raffle tickets, t-shirts or magnets please attend the event on July 1 or email us at Save.Our.Tigers2012@gmail.com.  For details on all the raffle prizes please go to our website here or visit our Facebook page here.

We are accepting donations at 1214 West Boston Post R., PMB 246, Mamaroneck NY, 10543.  Please make donations payable to Mamaroneck Union Free School District and note "Save Our Tigers 2012" on your check.  Donations to the District are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law. 



The Save Our Tigers Team

Bill and Allison Nachtigal

Alexandra and Mark Leach

Chrissi and Anthony Adamo

Paul Feldman

Karen and Trent Spiridellis

Keiko Tannenbaum

Jennifer and Tony Vaccaro

Cadeyrn July 01, 2012 at 01:04 PM
Here's an idea anyone can like. Rocket sports back a few decades to the time when rec leagues, CYO and other out-of-school programs ran most of the show. Many of these great programs have shrunk ... or disappeared because the schools took them over. Now the schools have become mini-athletic centers with teams galore ... all supported by tax dollars that should be classroom directed. And it goes on beyond sports. Now schools are charged with telling kids to brush their teeth, stay out of the back seat, skip the joint and put down the beer. Schools have widened their boundaries to the max. Was this part of the original compact? Did tax payers sign on to such a comprehensive program of life with the schools? And where does it stop. Schools have lost their focus and screwed with their mission ... to the point that they've become a quasi-governmental holistic provider. And parents more and more seem just fine in sloughing off more and more of their responsibilities. Sad.
macdad9876 July 05, 2012 at 03:58 AM
The district is loving this. They can keep cutting sports teams and other programs used by the kids in order to avoid negotiating the teachers contracts. People need to stand up and say that it is absolutely ridiculous that programs that students participate in are being cut while teachers keep full health benefits, pensions, cost-of-living, etc. Public employees are the workers that have not felt the bite of the recession because the district is to spineless to step up and say enough is enough.

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