Community raises questions about proposed sports complex

Published: Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 04:11 PM.

After The Walton Sun's article about a proposed sports complex for South Walton hit the streets last weekend, the community was abuzz with comments about the proposition's pros and cons, and many had questions.

Miramar Beach resident Bob Doty is definitely onboard.

"A new sports complex is an excellent idea, especially if it has amenities for adults also like roller blade paths, pickleball courts and tennis courts. Where is a public facility in South Walton to play tennis? Even if we get just the fields it would help. Lets all get behinds this sports complex," he said.

Rosemary Beach's Dave Rauschkolb agrees. "I think a sports complex in South Walton would be a wonderful and needed addition to our community. I fully support this," he said.

"Excellent idea," said Art Hill. "I hope I am correct in perceiving overwhelming South Walton permanent resident support (in excess of 90 percent), and that local resident use would follow the proven example set by Destin's City Sports complex."

"It's certainly a million times better than a fishing pier in Grayton Beach !" chimed in Seagrove's Billy McConnell.

As a public relations and marketing consultant, Michelle Uhlfelder has seen first hand what can happen when a brand has the necessary money to market, but fails to grow in the right directions in order to support the brand mission and infrastructure.

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