School Board Endorses Softball
Written by Andrew-Rossi on October 18, 2018
The Cody School Board supports girls softball.
That was the message sent by the trustees for Park County School District 6 after supporters packed the board room Tuesday night in an effort to convince the trustees to endorse a movement to get girls softball sanctioned as a high school sport in Wyoming.
The Trustees voted unanimously to sponsor the establishment of the sport statewide, but that does not necessarily mean that the school will form a team. However, Cody is now one of three school districts that have shown support for the idea. Paul Kondelis, who is vice president of the Cody Pride Softball organization, says that eight school districts must formally endorse the proposal before the Wyoming High School Activities Association will consider creating the new varsity sport.
At Tuesday’s meeting, district Superintendent Ray Schulte said that to have a girls softball team at Cody High School would cost roughly $40 to $50,000, and in light of recent budget cuts, the cost is a consideration for the trustees. However, despite those reservations, all of the members of the board chose to show their support for the idea.
Wyoming and South Dakota are the only two states in the contiguous US that do not have a high school girls softball program.