To the Editor:

I believe Kodiak needs an indoor sports center open to the whole community. Most of the existing facilities require you to be a military person or an Alaska native, but what about the town people who aren’t or have any Alaska native blood?

Building a community facility can help people continue their physical activity even when the weather is bad. For example, tennis players would not have to worry about slipping, falling or even canceling games because of the rain.

It will also help student athletes strengthen their sports careers during off seasons. The high school can only host so many sports activities, especially during the winter seasons; why not create a recreation center to host a variety of sports activities: volleyball, basketball, soccer, especially when the football field is taken over during the summer and others like ping pong, billiards, yoga, cycling, and all around fitness activities.

Therefore, building another, bigger, and covered fitness facility would create easy access for people in town and continue children’s sports careers.

Juvy Small

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