Kat's Pause: Step Up

By: Kat Szmit

Editorial.

As school starts, so, too, do school sports. That means that the teams and/or booster clubs at area high schools, in our case Monomoy, Cape Tech, and Nauset, are in need of parent support. That's right, it's time to step up and put on your volunteer hats.

Each year when high school sports get under way, teams do their best to raise funds to help with costs that might go beyond the regular budgets, such as extra gear, food and travel. The challenge comes when there aren't enough people willing to step up and run snack bars and merchandise tables.

This is an appeal to parents, students, and even community members who are fans of a particular player, team, or school to get involved. I know you're busy. We're all busy. But when we become too busy to support our student athletes, their programs could find be in jeopardy, with kids left in the lurch.

Let's not do that.

Every little bit helps, whether it's lending a hand organizing snack bar schedules or helping coordinate team dinners. If you've only got one night free during a particularly busy month, it's still one night that you're giving a boost to your player, your team, your school. Your support of a school translates into support for a community, ensuring that the places we love here on Cape Cod will continue to thrive.

Our children deserve nothing less.