It's time to build a DZ basketball court

Posted: Tuesday, October 02, 2007

I am writing because I am concerned about our community. As a parent I support the construction of the basketball court at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. The DZ community needs this basketball court so that children can enjoy it.

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It has been years since the idea of building a basketball court at DZ. When is it going to happen? The community has waited patiently for this event to take place. We are building too many commercial properties at Lemon Creek and our other surrounding communities, and we need everyone to decide this year to build this dream for our children and our future generations. This capital is the best in the world, with good law-abiding citizens and a good record of outstanding and professional residents. Besides, basketball is not expensive, and it doesn't cost a lot to play. It isn't complicated and is one of our best American sports.

Furthermore, basketball is good for children's and adults' health. It is a good cardiovascular exercise and is great for building muscular endurance. Since the game requires a lot of starting, stopping and sprinting, it helps strengthen the lower body, especially the hamstrings, muscles and calves.

Finally, it is a sport that helps children and teenagers stay out of trouble. Our nation has many national basketball teams and most of the junior high school in the nation have basketball courts. Thanks for reading this letter, and I hope you can support the construction of this waited dream for our community in general.

Alfredo Velazquez

Juneau



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