Dear Friends and Hockey Fans,
One of our League's valued group of high school clubs, the Saddleback League consisting of El Toro, Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo and Trabuco Hills high schools, has had their program put onto the economic chopping block by the Saddleback Valley Unified School District (SVUSD). The economy takes yet another bite from our very soul, but not without a fight!
The supporters of this league have petitioned the School Board to save the student benefits including PE credit, Varsity letter and others while they are proposing to convert this public school funded program to a private, self-funded program - a win-win for everyone!
I have just read and signed their online petition: "SAVE SVUSD ROLLER HOCKEY PROGRAM 2009-2010" hosted on the web by PetitionOnline.com, the free online petition service, at: http://www.PetitionOnline.com/SVUSDRH/
The supporters will make their first showing with the SVUSD School Board tomorrow evening. Any support you might show in signing their petition and/or commenting is appreciated. After all, this is the true spirit of Hockey Helping Hockey. One Community United!
And if you are in the IHF High School Roller Hockey League, semifinal games have been scheduled around the teams from this league to accommodate their presence for this important meeting. If you'd like, throw on your jersey and meet with them tomorrow night in the back parking lot of Mission Viejo High School at 5:45 for a rally before going into the meeting. [location: 25025 Chrisanta Dr., Mission Viejo, CA 92691].
I personally agree with what this petition says, and I think you might agree, too. If you can spare a moment, please take a look, and consider signing yourself.
And to all of our IHF alumni in the college ranks around the US, and high school hockey supporters everywhere, thanks in advance for your support!