Thanks for the rest of the story. I'm guessing he wasn't very drunk, otherwise the story would have been more about a bad crash.
I kind of change the subject all the time and take it back to what some people are trying to do to help Miles City. It all comes together, trust me.
You mentioned sports as an alternative to getting in trouble. Excellent, yes! But perhaps the typical sports aren't "right" for some kids. They weren't for me.
Fun2U will be offering the alternative sports that a person can get really good at all by himself. There might be a team involved and some coaching, but not a school or all the politics.
Another point that obviously isn't being hammered is that this type of facility offers FAMILY participation. I won't go into how important it is for families to do things TOGETHER. Hopefully Fun2U is being planned as a center for family use, not just a drop off, babysitting service while Mom and Pop go to the Bison.
As far as the swimming part goes, understand that swimming is a winter sport. Swimming, competition, sport, winter. Swimming might also be considered a fun activity involving splashing and screaming, yes that can be done at the swimmin hole downtown or anywhere. That is summer fun, not to be confused with the sport of swimming. My experience with growing up on a farm in Kinsey was there was plenty to do all summer, not much time for boredom and mischief... that's why I was there... the rest of the year was full of school (plus it's acivities) and sports (swim team) and church. Not much time for boredom and mischief... that was the plan. Seemed to work out good for me, my kids are doing well with it too. None of these activities center around the consumption of alcohol, in fact in the modern sports world NUTRITION is a huge factor athletes study, coaches push, and parents control.
Back on topic, I hope our un-named speedster gets pointed into a direction that helps him find healthy, safe things to do when he's bored and has problems with dealing with it.