THE IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATIONAL ATHLETICS
The athletic programs at Peninsula High School offer unique situations outside of the classroom where students have the opportunity to learn important lessons that will impact their lives for years to come. Students experience self-discipline, sacrifice, and working together as a team as a means of achieving goals. They are given the opportunity to exemplify good sportsmanship as a means for learning good citizenship. Athletes experience both winning and losing and will come to understand that important lessons can be learned from both experiences. Engaging in sports allows our students to gain self worth and confidence. They practice decision making and problem solving in very real situations. Our athletes compete against and along-side other students whose backgrounds are very different from their own, enabling them to understand the world in a whole new way.
I encourage our entire school community to make time to come out and see our athletes compete. You will come to appreciate the hard work and dedication of our athletes, coaches, athletic trainers, custodial staff, office clerks, and administration. The support that families provide their children is also critical for success. Your participation donations and support of the Athletic Booster Club fund multiple levels of each sport, coaching stipends, athletic trainers, transportation, and outside tournaments. Thank you, in advance, for your time, effort, and monetary contributions to Peninsula athletics. See you at the game.
-- Glenn Van Enk, Athletic Director
Scott Gaines - Head Trainer