In the world of boxing, when for example a middleweight fighter packs a punch as powerful as a heavyweight, it is sometimes said that the fighter has “punch beyond his weight.”
This is precisely how I would describe school sports.
Professional sports and major college basketball and football programs may attract more media and money, and youth travel teams may attract a higher percentage of participants enamored with “the next level;” but for grassroots loyalty and lifelong lessons, nothing beats our local school-sponsored and student-centered athletic program.
Our programs cost very little, but they have a large impact. They reach and motivate great numbers of young people to stay in school, like school and do better in school because they participate.
We may lack glitz and glamour, but we can be the generator for positive school spirit and the glue that binds a community together.
Our modest little programs pack a powerful punch.
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