“The EVERYBODY, Healthy Body project is exactly the kind of project that sets one community apart from another. A community backed project that has the potential to impact the population at large (as opposed to one narrow interest group or another). In addition to the health and education benefits, the potential economic impact cannot be understated. As a parent of two youth athletes I have spent many thousands of dollars on gas, food, entertainment, and lodging in communities surrounding our own that aren’t nearly as unique.
“Whether it be Redding, Rocklin, Roseville, Reno, Oroville, Medford, Sacramento, or some other nearby city, I would always prefer to stay in our hometown and bring others to us. Chico is the gem of the North State and we have the capacity to house, feed, and entertain people of all ages and athletic backgrounds if only we had the host facilities.”