Yorktown politicians have always acted as if being in favor of more ballfields, improved ballfields, and building new “state-of-the-art” sports complexes ensures re-election, and maybe they’re right. However, I wonder what percentage of Yorktown’s kids actually make use of these ever-expanding sports venues? For that matter, what percentage of town kids (and their parents) participate in organized sports, the primary constituents targeted by this obsession?

What about the kids who are not interested in organized sports? What about kids who, for one reason or another, can’t play organized sports? Don’t their parents vote, too? How about throwing them a bone once in a while? Why doesn’t our esteemed town leadership expend some political capital to secure funding for “state-of-the-art” venues that expose kids to the arts and sciences too? Why not give kids (and their parents) a choice? Perhaps then our town would truly be the envy of neighboring communities.