Thursday, December 11, 2008

Private Donors Give to Softball Field Project

Too often in our posts about booster clubs we bemoan that parents and community members create or contribute to discrimination in scholastic sports by supporting boys' teams more than girls'. So, it's nice to see that the Panther Foundation, a group of parents supporting athletics at Benicia High School, has pledged $50,000 to the school district to support the construction of two softball fields on the high school campus.

The gift is well timed. Earlier this week, OCR identified Benicia High's lack of a softball field as contributing to Title IX violations it discovered after investigating anonymous complaint.