OAKLAND (KPIX) – A Good Samaritan has saved girls’ high school sports teams in Oakland from getting cut this semester.
The district announced a plan to cut 10 team sports last week.READ MORE: 1 Dead, 1 Injured In Shooting Near San Jose Park
Administrators said they needed to save half a million dollars to pay down a budget deficit.
After the San Francisco Chronicle reported the cuts affected girls much more than boys, an anonymous donor stepped in to help.READ MORE: Fire Crews Contain 15-Acre Vegetation Fire In Discovery Bay
“We want our girls to have every bit of opportunity that our boys do. Across our district in every school,” said district spokesman John Sasaki.
Now three girls’ sports are reinstated for the fall — golf, tennis and lacrosse.MORE NEWS: Hertl Scores Twice In 500th NHL Game, Helps Sharks Defeat Avalanche
The district still needs to figure out plans for winter and spring sports and is setting up a fundraiser to reinstate them.