Good for Alex Hay for defending her daughters and all female sport enthusiasts for doing the right thing by asking the Office of Civil Rights in Chicago to determine whether the lack of freshman girl softball teams violates federal statutes. *
Title IX is more than 40 years old, and still the young ladies appear to be put on the back burner in many communities. Perhaps The Times should investigate the reasons so few freshman girl teams exist.
I would like to thank Steve Hanlon for bringing this issue before The Times' readers.
- Peggy Fralinger, Crown Point
* This letter has been changed from the original, to correct Alex Hay's identity.