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13 Comments on "Brookhaven renews contracts with Murphey Candler leagues"

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Robert M.
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Has it ever been identified and made public just how many of the children that participate are actually from Brookhaven?

Af-O-lete
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40-65% are from outside of Brookhaven…guaranteed. Sucks the neighborhoods can’t use the fields, but they are balling at Murphy Candler.

guest
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Anyone can use the fields. Read the agreement. The fields are open almost year round and available to the public most days. No one is balling at Murphey Candler. They are non profit organizations run 100% by volunteers. Brookhaven residents make up roughly 50% registration

Ted Gordon
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Field #11 is still a general use field and open to all.

Eric Robert
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Ted see my comment per the agreement its included under the control of the leagues. This is new to me and I guess to you also.

Marilyn S.
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They will ONLY pay $2800, $1600, and $5600 per year to use public property that we have little to no access to. Blah, blah, blah!
Happy for the families and their children that can afford to pay. SUCKS for the rest of us! Politics intervenes AGAIN! I bet mayor and council were swooning all over them.

Huey Mahl
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Marilyn – take your hate to some organization that deserves it. I have been involved in those organizations in one way or another for the past 12 years. I can tell you from direct knowledge that no child has ever been turned away during that time due to an inability to pay. These organizations are 100% volunteer run and self-funding. Brookhaven is lucky to have these organizations and the thousands of volunteer hours it takes to run them.

Robert M.
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Huey – Can you get us the numbers on how many of the children are from Brookhaven then?

Brookhaven Resident
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My daughter has played softball at MC Park for over 10 years and I’ve been on the board of directors for over 8 years – 5 of those as the treasurer. For those asking for the demographics data you are welcome to file an open records request through the city. All sports associations are required to share summarized (but anonymized) data with the city. I support everything Huey said and more. The softball association alone pumps more than $100,000 annually back into the local economy supporting businesses that provide critical services we need to run a top-notch softball program for… Read more »
Allison
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Love MCLL and MCGSA. I am so fortunate to have kids that are interested in the programs. They are well run and me and my family are so glad that Brookhaven didn’t push us out.

Thank you Brookhaven.

– A

Eric Robert
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The agreement says that Field 11 (the passive field North of West Nancy Creek is part of the fields which the leagues have priority access to. Is this new? Its always been the common understanding that while the leagues could run some practices there it was supposed to be the field the public can use, because lets face it during the baseball season they are using them during the daylight hours after school and work and on weekends. Also, I believe we can’t charge DeKalb residents more money to participate in the leagues since the parks were basically given to… Read more »
Saul
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Dunwoody shoots down building athletic fields in Dunwoody? There is a reason for that.

Ted Gordon
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It is a valid concern that the program could become too popular by out of area participants causing traffic and parking issues in the residential area. I don’t think it would hurt the program at all if Dunwoody expanded their athletic fields reducing the distance they have to drive. Of course it is cheaper for Dunwoody not to invest in athletic fields. I know many people in Dunwoody who wish they would invest more in athletic fields.

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