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Play sports in Keller

The Keller City Council is engaging in a war on its retail sector. It may not seem like it, but will be the effect of the effort to charge Fort.Worth citizens to play sports in Keller.

Each of those children brings their family to Keller 3-5 times a week during their sport season for practice and games. While in Keller, families shop and dine, even if it’s just a quick stop at QT for a slushie. While here, they go to barbers, grocery stores, sports shops, dry cleaning, etc. It’s convenient because they are here.

Imagine now, having to pay $100/kid per sport per season (it adds up quickly, doesn’t it?).

Think they’ll play in Keller leagues? Not a chance, even if the KSA and KYA sports groups had staff to try to collect the money. So. instead of coming to Keller, they will go to venues in Fort Worth to practice and play, and for convenience, they will shop in Fort Worth.

Added to that, many of the kids in Keller will move to teams in Fort Worth to keep the team together, further diminishing the leagues and attendance here.

Can you say lost business, Mr. and Mrs. Retail business owner?

You should be screaming at your council members, particularly Mr. Cawthra and our clueless mayor. The lost sales tax dollars alone will cost more than the council can ever hope to collect or save on this particular bit of idiocy.

Steve Trine, Keller

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