I am writing this letter on behalf of the Liberty High School
athletic department and our coaching staff. We would like to lend our support
to Cedarcrest High School and its upcoming field athletic levy. As a
fellow member of the KingCo League, we enjoy competing against
Cedarcrest until we have to play at its field in
soccer and football. Each year, our coaches give me the same message:
In the fall it’s, “Make sure we play at Cedarcrest early,” and in the spring
it’s, “Make sure we play at Cedarcrest late.” They know that when the
rain starts, the field is close to unplayable.
Please don’t be offended by what I have just said. The field and the
setting are very nice. It is also apparent that someone works very hard to
keep the field in its best playing shape. The field wasn’t built to handle the
number of games now being played on it. The combination of weather and
number of games just doesn’t work on this field.
Liberty has a fairly new facility. There are many advantages to a
nice, on-site facility. The first thing we noticed was the pride felt by
students, staff and community. The fields also allowed us to expand our
physical-education program because we are able to use this field as often as
we want year-round. The community has access to the facility whenever it
is available, and the youth soccer, football, softball and baseball teams
are also able to utilize our fields.
You have a wonderful school, with great coaches and students. Please
give them the chance to compete at the same level as the other
KingCo schools. Some may argue that Cedarcrest has a home-field
advantage, but in reality, it is a disadvantage to both Cedarcrest and the
school it is playing.
Liberty High School athletic director