03/06/2012 12:28 pm ET

K-Rob, BMX Star, Helps Hometown Save Middle School Sports Program

Down at the Little Red Schoolhouse in East Providence, serious business was afoot last Wednesday. In the childcare center, residents brainstormed ways to save their middle school sports program, which is one of several proposed budget cuts in our waterfront community that's saddled with millions of dollars worth of reoccurring debt.

Seated in plastic chairs suited for their pint-sized counterparts, the meeting's attendees were in no mood to play around.

"As with any battle, you want to start off strong," said Jonathan Pangborn, a local club soccer coach.