ASHLAND HIGH TRACK TEAM
On Thursday afternoon, five members of the Ashland track team spoke to a small group of our residents about their track program and what it meant to them. In this era of technology, when communication between friends is accomplished by texting rather than talking, it was clear that belonging to the track team created community and opportunity to relate to each other in a meaningful, personal way. They talked about the discipline required to compete—the will required to train—the support and encouragement they receive from coaches and fellow team members. They expressed great pride in their team and in their own personal achievements.
The track at Ashland High School is a complete disaster. The school has patched and repaired over the last 20 years until it can no longer be safely used. It is not safe for training and certainly cannot be used for track meets. Parents and students have been fundraising for the past six months and have raised $360,000 toward their $500,000 goal. Work will begin in the September to remove the existing track and to accomplish the first stages of installing an excellent new one in its place. $140,000 will be required to finish the job in the spring. If you feel inspired to support these young athletes and those that come after them, please go to their Go Fund Me page and make a donation. Click on this link. https://www.gofundme.com/ashlandtrack