Girl’s teams find a lack of support from the student body

If we can make an effort to go to the guys games, I feel that we can all make the same effort to go out to the girls games as well. It is only fair.”

— senior Emma Chang

To the Editor in Chief:

I have notice over the years after attending many sports games to support classmates that there is a significant number of people that do not attend girls sports games as much as guys sports games. I find this to be a problem. Women are just as good and work just as hard as the boys do, but they do not get the same amount of support for people in our school. I don’t know if this correlates but maybe girls would do better in their games knowing that they had many people supporting and cheering for them. From my own experience I work harder when I know that people are there to support me. A great way for people to come out to the girls games would be if there were more announcements about their games. There should be just as much announcements for boys and girls. I know this year there was a big attendance at the boys hockey games this winter. I was one of the people that attended; and my friends and I would make a night out of it and we would all come to support the boys. Then when we all found out that the girls were going to state, a sudden wash of guilt came over me. The girls had been working just as hard and had the same amount of games as the guys but they still were not getting the same amount of support as the guys were and they were still going to state without classmate support. Now that the spring sports have started up I will make it a point to go out and see the girls softball games just because I have talked to some girls on the team, like Jonte Claiborne and Alex Miller and they always tell me about how they do not get that much support and they would love to have people come out to their games. If we can make an effort to go to the guys games, I feel that we can all make the same effort to go out to the girls games as well. It is only fair.

Sincerely,
Emma Chang