Showdown near on sports budget
With funds in short supply, priorities clash
For Weymouth sports boosters, this spring’s town budget is the biggest game in town - one they say they’ll win only if $100,000 for high school athletics is written into the 2013 spending plan. The budget has had no money for sports - except for coaches’ salaries - in three of the past four years. The program has been supported by fees, gate receipts, private fund-raising, and a gift account that will run out this spring.