Delay Closure of Kids Club at UCSF Mission Bay Bakar Fitness!
  • Petitioned Gail Mametsuka

This petition was delivered to:

manager, programs and services, UCSF Campus Life Services
Gail Mametsuka
general manager
Sonia Miller
executive director, Campus Life Services
Gary Forman
Associate Vice Chancellor, Campus Life Services
Angela Hawkins

Delay Closure of Kids Club at UCSF Mission Bay Bakar Fitness!

    1. Petition by

      Adam Lashinsky

      United States

UCSF announced on April 10 it will close Kids Club on April 30. This will leave users of the Bakar Fitness Center without an hourly child-care option, a major benefit of membership in this community gym. My daughter literally has grown up at Kids Club, going there nearly every weekend morning since she was several months old. She has experienced the love and nurturing of the wonderful Kids Club staff, while making it possible for her mom and dad to keep in shape knowing their daughter was safe and happy nearby. Kids Club has experienced chronically low utilization rates (according to UCSF staff) and has benefited from UCSF subsidies. Yet UCSF made the decision to close Kids Club without consulting its users. We can help UCSF come up with constructive ideas to save Kids Club--but only if they delay its closure and engage the parents in a conversation.

 

 

To:
Gail Mametsuka, manager, programs and services, UCSF Campus Life Services
Sonia Miller, general manager
Gary Forman, executive director, Campus Life Services
Angela Hawkins, Associate Vice Chancellor, Campus Life Services
Please consider delaying the closure of Kids Club at UCSF Mission Bay Bakar Fitness Center. Kids Club is an integral part of my fitness and recreation experience. I want to join together with other community members to help fix Kids Club's problems, not to see it shuttered without any input from members.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. We are more than 200 strong now: NEXT STEPS

      Adam Lashinsky
      Petition organiser

      Thank you all for your heart-felt comments. I am requesting a meeting with UCSF administration. I also am asking them to send a note to all members of Bakar Fitness alerting them to this petition. Some of you have sent me concrete suggestions either for how to fight UCSF's decision or how to make Kids Club financially viable. Please keep them coming.

      It also is extremely important that faculty, staff and students of UCSF speak out. Your voices simply count more than ours in the non-UCSF community. We need your help. Please encourage your network to sign the petition and also to reach out directly to those in power in the UCSF administration.

    3. Reached 200 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Staci Morris SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      Regrettably my family had to quit our membership due to the kids club closing. Please allow this irreplaceable service to return so we can all return our lives back to normal.

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    • Katie Penn SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      THere is not enough support for families in San Francisco. This should be a benefit of the gym.

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    • Frank Byrne DALY CITY, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      As much as I like your facility, the lack of a kids club means I will be leaving.

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    • Brad Lewis SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      We exercise several times a week and have a 4 year old

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    • Daniela steinsapir SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      Is a huge plus for the community.

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