Girls Vollsyball Team

Margaret (
Fri, 29 May 1998 12:07:23 -0400

Girls Count received the following update from the young woman in New
Jersey attempting to start a girls volleyball team.

>Alexandra wrote:
>Thought I would write back to let you know how things turned out. In April
>the school budget for next year was soundly defeated, and, despite our
best efforts, the town council reduced an already bare-bones school budget
by >another $485,000. We were told last week that there was no money to
start a new sport when other established sports and co-curricular
activities were losing some funding. After all of our hard work, we were
able to raise over $1600 of the $5,000 originally needed. We might be able
to start a club volleyball team with that money. It has been a very
frustrating time for us.

We are unable to pursue Title IX because cheerleading is considered a
>sport even though only 7-8 girls are on the squad in fall and winter (as
>compared to a freshman-jv-varsity football program!). Wish we could have
>had better success to report to you, but we would like to thank you for
>your interest in our >situation.

You may remember her plea forwarded from Jane Sheeran, AAUW on April 27th.
Girls Count has given her several resources for funding & Title IX. Again
is there anyone out there that could help these young women in their quest?
This seems like such a blatant violation. Please contact Alexandra
directly, I don't think she is a subscriber to this mail list.

Margaret DiUbaldo

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