-----Original Message----From: scott@wnsl.net [mailto:scott@wnsl.

net] Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2007 12:42 AM To: Cc: Subject: Help with Future of Nashville Youth Sports Dear WNSL Supporter:

I normally do not get into politics but this election is very important for our youth sports programs and the Park facilities within Metropolitan Nashville. Please read the following.

I have been trying to work with Nashville Metro Parks and Recreation Administration for the last seven years on building a new baseball complex in Warner Park and this is my conclusion. After Jim Fyke retired from the Metro Parks a few years ago (he now runs the State of Tennessee Parks), the Nashville Metro Parks Administration is out of touch when it comes to fulfilling the needs of our youth sports facilities, especially baseball. You may be aware of the situation at Warner Park in which there are 4 new baseball fields and a multi-use field (for sports such as cricket?) being built as we speak. Close to one million dollars will be spent there and we will not have a bathroom, concession stand, grass infields or lights until the next phase is incorporated which could be a few years from now. To spend this kind of money and not be up to speed with other parks around us is pitiful. The Metro Parks Administration want us to use portable potties, bring our own drinks, play on dirt infields and play only in daylight hours; does that sound like your tax money and one million dollars is being spent wisely? Because a government entity like this is in business and controlling our youth’s sports, we need all the help we can get in the Nashville Metro Council. We need all the help we can get in changing how the Metro Parks Administration thinks in the future (personnel changes?) and one way to do this is by electing a new Mayor and Council members who will understand the needs of youth sports facilities and make sure our Metro Parks Administration follow up on them. To start, there is one current member on the current Council that has been trying to persuade Mayor Purcell and the Metro Parks Administration that our youth deserve better than what they are providing in Nashville. This Council member is my brother, Charlie Tygard. Charlie has been a Council member representing Bellevue for a few terms and he is now running for a Council-at-Large seat. We need his expertise and his understanding of what some of the current problems are in Nashville. As mentioned, the Nashville Metro Parks Administration is a major problem and we need all the help we can get to have it changed. To be short, please consider voting for Charlie Tygard for a Council-atLarge seat. If you do not have any other preferences for the Council-at-Large then you do not have to vote for more than one. We need him to help straighten out some things in our government but he cannot do it alone. I am currently researching some other Council potentials and will be attending a Mayoral Forum tonight to find out which mayoral candidates may help the “youth sports cause” and I will pass that along soon. Here are a few facts about my brother: • Native Nashvillian and attended Parmer School, MBA and Vanderbilt. • Married with 2 children who attended Hillwood and Dennison and UTC and has 2 grandchildren

• 4 term Councilman from Bellevue and chaired Tourism and Convention Committee, Parks and Recreation Committee, Transportation and Aviation Committee, Budget and Finance Committee, etc. • Sponsored legislation that created the Davidson County Greenways and restored the “Sprinkler Adjustment” to Metro Water Services • TSSAA referee, past Bellevue Exchange Club official • Owns a tax service with his wife, Judy • Understands the value of youth sports and the needs of the families in Nashville

Charlie is as enthusiastic about Nashville government as I am about youth sports and he is needed in our local government for his knowledge, integrity and enthusiasm about making sure Nashville moves in the proper direction. We need him to help our youth sports cause. We need him as a Council-at-Large member in Nashville. With his election to the Council we may have a chance in making Warner Park a place we can all be proud of. He will also help in all other areas throughout Nashville as well, for all areas in Nashville need upgrades for the youth programs. Early voting has begun and thanks for listening and please pass this along to your friends please, Scott