black mulberry lily Last Word on lacrosse
I attended the Warhill vs. Jamestown girls’ high school lacrosse game recently; the crowd was impressive and the game was great. Surprisingly, I found out that lacrosse is not officially recognized as a varsity sport in W JCC. Just recently, I read that lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in the country. My wife and I go to a lot of high school sporting events and we’ve noticed that filling the rosters is challenging for some of the more traditional sports. On this night, there were two full teams on the field, a bench full of girls waiting to play and a huge crowd made up of a mix of young kids and adults. Why isn’t lacrosse recognized as a sport by James City County schools?One way CW could increase their income would be to charge more than $10 a year for Good Neighbor passes. Some people think nothing about paying more than $5 for a coffee. Also, $10 really is a paltry sum for being able to go into all the buildings and get a discount on dining all year long. Yes, some people will object, but if they really want to be a “good neighbor,” they will see the value in helping CW out a little.I’m for the idea of CW putting up a wall under the condition that they don’t collect any more taxes, grants, or other forms of unearned revenue from the citizens in this area. They are an incredibly poorly run organization, with too many execs getting rich off the backs of underpaid workers. They should be walled in and forced to actually work for their paychecks. There are too many millionaire grifters in this country today. Not much we can do about the ones in Washington, but our local welfare millionaires can and should be dealt with.Many folks want free access to the streets in to enjoy the ambiance created there by the Foundation. That ambiance comes at a cost to maintain the buildings, landscape and staff. Folks who want to enjoy it should take part in supporting the foundation. If you are supporting the foundation, great. If not, you are taking advantage of those of us who do support it through our annual memberships, donations, dining and shopping. There is no free lunch in this world.