The Fire Softball: Letter to Fire Parents

Monday, March 14

Dear Fire Families:


As the 2011 season gets underway, the board of directors would like to thank you for being a part of The Fire organization and allowing us the privilege of watching your daughters grow, both as athletes and as young ladies.


Because The Fire exists to develop “Life Champions” and to instill in these young ladies the values of Courage, Commitment, Respect, and Sportsmanship, we would like to remind you of a few things.  First, and foremost, we want to provide a safe environment for your daughters; one that is nurturing and reflects the values of The Fire.  For that reason, we ask that all Fire Families please show respect for our girls and their families by refraining from any foul or otherwise inappropriate language, as well as tobacco use (both smoking and smokeless tobacco) within 100 feet of any playing field, during practices and tournaments.  In addition, Richland County School District 2 bans all tobacco use by anyone while on any District 2 property.  This includes the softball fields at both Ridge View High School and Richland Northeast High School.  We do not want to jeopardize our privilege of using these fields, or any other field, for practices.  Also, we ask that you “leave no trace” by disposing of all trash in appropriate receptacles.  We want to leave a positive impression of The Fire on those around us.


Please remember that it is very confusing to the players when, during a game, parents shout out instructions which may be contrary to what their coach(es) have told them.  Show support for our girls by cheering for them and encouraging them.  Coaches, also please be mindful that you are role models for these young ladies and act accordingly.


We look forward to the continued success of The Fire in helping you to “…develop life champions by improving the knowledge, skills, and abilities required in competitive sports.”


The Fire Board of Directors

Butch Davis - President