Help Save Novato Gymnastics
March 15, 2009Posted by pamela |
As you all probably know, the city of Novato has been hit hard by the recent economic downturn, and substantial cuts are expected for all city services. Perhaps the city department most affected is Parks and Recreation, which is expected to eliminate up to 20% of their recreational programs. One of the services being considered for reduction and possible closure is the Novato Gymnastics Center.
Those of you who live in and around Novato are probably familiar with the Novato Gymnastics Center. It’s an amazing public facility that’s one of the best of its kind in the Bay Area, and it’s almost certain that you and your children have enjoyed and benefited from one of their many public tumbling and gymnastics programs. Both my children have taken numerous classes there. It’s the ideal physical activity program for the rainy months, too, since it’s an indoor facility.
Right now the city is strongly considering the entire elimination of the competitive gymnastics team program, as well as a severe reduction in recreational classes. The eventual closure of the Novato Gymnastics Center itself is also a possibility!
If you are opposed to the elimination of the gymnastics team, the reduction in classes, and the likely closure of the facility, please stop by Novato Gymnastics Center and leave your name, phone number, and e-mail address at the front desk. You can also send an e-mail to email@example.com.
You can also write a letter to the Novato city council in opposition to these reductions. E-mail them directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and make sure you cc Novato Gymnastics at email@example.com.
Many of you who live in the rest of Marin and the Bay Area are familiar with the center as well, since it hosts numerous competitive gymnastics meets with teams from all over Northern California. So, regardless if you’re a Novato resident or not, if you find the Novato Gymnastics Center to be a valuable resource for your family, please make your opinion heard!