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Petition to Sarasota County Government, City of Venice - City Council

Save Venice Youth Sports Complexes!

Please help keep our Venice youth sports alive!!  Venice youth sports complexes, Wellfield (football, softball, baseball and soccer) and Chuck Reiter (baseball) fields, are the current topic of discussion at the council meetings by the City of Venice.  The City of Venice and Sarasota County Government are contemplating which authority will assume future responsibility for these areas.  Currently, neither party wishes to maintain or be held financially responsible.  They are discussing CLOSURE with  the possibility of turning these fields into parks - **The City of Venice website states it currently has "over 30 parks"...why do we need to shut down sports for more parks??  Annually, these sports complexes house after-school sports activities for HUNDREDS of local youth!!  Do NOT let them shut it down!!  The City of Venice and Sarasota County Government must come to a resolution on which governing body will assume responsibility over Venice youth sports parks.  The responsible party MUST KEEP THE COMPLEXES OPEN!! These children are part of a Venice legacy - a legacy we must fight to continue for them!!  Let's be their voice!!  Please sign this petition to prove that Venice does need youth sports!! “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” -George Bernard Shaw

Lindsay Neeley
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