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Future of Chuuk Sports?

Otis Aisek
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:18:03 GMT

With the success of SHIP/HOOPS in the Micro Games, should the people of Chuuk look to private/non-government organizations to support their athletes?

manny_soou
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 23:39:37 GMT

I don't think that people should rely on the government for any support when it comes to sports, especially for something that most people might see as unnecessary for the day to day struggles to feed and shelter one's family. I must admit that I have given up hope on the government establishing long lasting change when it comes to sports and other extracurricular activities for youths and adults. I lived in Chuuk for more than half of my life. I was a very optimistic youth when I was going to school in Chuuk because I did see the government at least try to do something. However, after every accomplishment and hard struggle to put one foot forward, we are pushed back two or three steps due to mismanagement. I have currently moved away from Chuuk and now am living in the U.S. like many of my countrymen, and I hope things will change for the better. I strongly believe that the private sector is our best hope if we want to see any sustainable advancements in sports for the state of Chuuk. I also believe that they can also help in beautifying our state wi th parks, playgrounds and of course the obvious trash disposal. It's just up to them if they want to pursue (or team up to pursue) this community project.

dwelle
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 05:45:17 GMT

Hi Otis, The government, specifically Mayors and village councils, should provide the facilities. The rest is up to the teams. Just a thought.