DEALING WITH FINANCIAL CONCERNS: Do “Volunteer” Fund Raisers at NFL Concession Stands Break the Law? + MORE

DEALING WITH FINANCIAL CONCERNS: Do “Volunteer” Fund Raisers at NFL Concession Stands Break the Law? + MORE

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Today’s topic is one of those sports parenting issues that I can see merits from both sides of the issue, and as such, I’m not going to take sides on this one.
But let me lay it out for you, and let’s see what you think. Here’s the story….
This has to do with sports parents who “volunteer” their time at pro or college games to generate money for their kids’ athletic program via booster clubs…

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Congratulations to the US Women’s Soccer team for their 5-2 win over Japan! The World Champion squad just continued to gain momentum throughout the entire tournament and scored an unprecedented 4 goals in the first 16 minutes of the championship game…

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Helping your young athlete play his best and be at the top of his game goes way beyond what’s happening on the field, court, green, ice, or in the pool. It boils down to focus, and the things in your child’s life that distract her from doing her best in sports.  As a parent, you…Read More
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