Brookwood 2.0 is about solutions to problems and presenting options to solve those problems and to give even greater options to the Clare Community and Schools. Our option of an artificial turf field not only solves the current issues with the field, our project also addresses the track and hopefully bleachers but it also allows the Brookwood football field to become a community use field. This can be a complex that can become much more than just a football field but can be used by many sports and athletes.
I can search the internet and find plenty of pro’s and con’s for grass and turf fields. But I have yet to be presented any options by you that work or options to fund any alternative. A new grass field would also be very expensive and wouldn’t address the overuse issues. It wouldn’t allow any more teams or tournaments to use it. It would force the school to have youth football play elsewhere creating the need for another field and I haven’t heard an option to fund that field as well. As I have said before the school has no money to fix, upgrade or change anything about the current field or maintenance plan for the football field so unless something is done with donations by volunteers nothing will or can be done.
I could write a letter a week criticizing any idea or plan especially if I don’t put my name on it. How does that help? We have mailed a flier to every address in the 48617 zip code with contact names, phone numbers and an email address and haven’t been asked to discuss these issues or meet with anyone on options or concerns. We haven’t been asked to talk about how you are going to fund your proposals. We have just been receiving criticism. I don’t know of a plan before Brookwood 2.0’s plan that was going to address the field. Brookwood 2.0 which is made up of all volunteers, members of the community who want more for their kids and the community.
My families kids are all school of choice kids, we chose to send them to Clare. We want the best for them and for our community. If I thought this field wasn’t safe or created dangers or opportunities that weren’t good for them, would I allow them to play on it or working on it? I have kids at every level that would be playing on it, from varsity football, to youth football, Rocket football, Soccer and Band.
If a better solution is presented that addresses all the issues, allows for more use, a plan with a funding solution, a plan with additional funding for maintenance and one that will work I would more than willing to get behind it and get it done. But as of today I have yet to be presented with such a plan that gives Clare all the options and opportunities that this one does.