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ILikeItHere

United States

#1 Feb 9, 2013
Now I'm all about supporting the local baseball team but it could also be a time to teach the kids a little much needed work ethic. I hate it when leadership adults put the kids up to asking for a handout... for nothing in return. Our current mindset in this country is "I need it, you have it, so GIVE it to me." It is so much better to teach our children to work for what they want. It doesn't matter if it's a car wash, doughnuts, bake sale, or whatever, just have them do SOMETHING for the money. I'll gladly give way extra to just about anyone trying to EARN money for a worthy cause. No, I didn't donate any money to them today but I would have given them 20 bucks for a cupcake or popcorn or a car wash. Am I the only one that feel this way???

“I am MSO4's Daddy!”

Since: Jun 12

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#2 Feb 9, 2013
I think we pay more than enough from our taxes. I'm not giving them anything. Everybody knows that the football teams get most of the money given to the school. Bad thing is, our football team is horrible and has been horrible forever. Maybe the athletic director needs to stand down and let someone else distribute the money equally. Just saying!
r oc km ar t

Cedartown, GA

#3 Feb 10, 2013
SMO4 wrote:
I think we pay more than enough from our taxes. I'm not giving them anything. Everybody knows that the football teams get most of the money given to the school. Bad thing is, our football team is horrible and has been horrible forever. Maybe the athletic director needs to stand down and let someone else distribute the money equally. Just saying!
The football team done well this year though. They went to Columbus which they hadn't done in over 20 years. They are getting better and I'm proud of them.
DDT

Jacksonville, FL

#4 Feb 10, 2013
r oc km ar t wrote:
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The football team done well this year though. They went to Columbus which they hadn't done in over 20 years. They are getting better and I'm proud of them.
They didn't get better, all they had to do was win 4 games to make the playoffs. Duff wanted out of the region he got put into because of some of the drives in regular season. 4 of the teams in the region only won one 1 game each, it is one of the weakest regions in AAA.Had we stayed in AA where we were we wouldn't have won 3 games and not made any playoffs. Duff needs to go.........
DDT

Jacksonville, FL

#5 Feb 10, 2013
r oc km ar t wrote:
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The football team done well this year though. They went to Columbus which they hadn't done in over 20 years. They are getting better and I'm proud of them.
And Columbus has nothing to do with it, that's just who they had the second round. Making it to Columbus is Cheerleading state finals.
Truth

Murfreesboro, TN

#6 Feb 10, 2013
I see nothing wrong asking for donations. Either give or shut up. You're tax money doesn't contribute that much to sports programs at schools.
DDT

Jacksonville, FL

#7 Feb 10, 2013
Truth wrote:
I see nothing wrong asking for donations. Either give or shut up. You're tax money doesn't contribute that much to sports programs at schools.
Most likely it was a traveling team and not a school team too. They all want their kids to be the star but never want help out. Financial or otherwise.
Observer

Cedartown, GA

#8 Feb 10, 2013
Truth wrote:
I see nothing wrong asking for donations. Either give or shut up. You're tax money doesn't contribute that much to sports programs at schools.
Our taxes go to the Polk school district. Then it is distributed, so yea, they get a lot of our
tax money!
bulldog44

Rome, GA

#9 Feb 10, 2013
Was it small kids are high school boys???
Shadow

AOL

#10 Feb 10, 2013
Observer wrote:
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Our taxes go to the Polk school district. Then it is distributed, so yea, they get a lot of our
tax money!
The two biggest programs, the football team and the marching band, are mostly supported by their respective booster clubs.

The Athletic Association derives the majority of their money from gate receipts from the football game and advertisments in the Football Progam. The Band Boosters get the proceeds from the concession stand as well as an annual band festival.

The uniforms and most of the equipment you see for both the band and the football team were bought by these two organizations. Also, many of the expenses of the other athletic teams such as tennis, baseball, cross country, etc, are provided by the Athletic Association.

When you see a team doing fundraisers, it is usually because they are needing to buy a high dollar item, such as uniforms or particular piece of equipment, or to pay to go on a trip such as a tournament or festival.

The coaches salaries and stipends are paid by the school as well utilities, and other stuff.

Bottom line, it takes a lot of money to provide these programs for the OUR students and there are a lot of people - students, parents, teachers, coaches, and volunteers - who make it happen.

So, next time you see a student requesting a donation, throw a couple of bucks in the bucket. It's going to a good cause.

Besides, I'd rather donate a few dollars in that manner than to pay buy some wrapping paper or some other item and then the team only gets about 50%. At least when you throw a couple of bucks in the bucket, ALL the proceeds go to our kids.
DDT

Jacksonville, FL

#11 Feb 10, 2013
The athletic director says where the money goes and seeing where is the head football coach you know where most of it goes.All of the other sports gets very little from the school. Just ask a cheerleader, they have to buy their own uniforms and anything else the use. Each girl has to raise about $2000 a year in donations and fund raisers to keep from paying it out of their pockets.
Baseball mom

Dalton, GA

#12 Feb 10, 2013
I think it's a real shame that people have to turn everything they see into an issue to gripe about. Let me remind you we live in a free country where you have the right to go on about your business and not donate money to who you choose. No one is forcing you to give up your money. If you choose to not support RHS baseball then don't. It takes money for all athletic organizations to survive. I'm sure the people who donated money on Saturday did so because they wanted to help and it was much appreciated by the players. I don't know why it cant be just left at that.
fan

Rome, GA

#13 Feb 10, 2013
DDT wrote:
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They didn't get better, all they had to do was win 4 games to make the playoffs. Duff wanted out of the region he got put into because of some of the drives in regular season. 4 of the teams in the region only won one 1 game each, it is one of the weakest regions in AAA.Had we stayed in AA where we were we wouldn't have won 3 games and not made any playoffs. Duff needs to go.........
you're right on
fan

Rome, GA

#14 Feb 10, 2013
ILikeItHere wrote:
Now I'm all about supporting the local baseball team but it could also be a time to teach the kids a little much needed work ethic. I hate it when leadership adults put the kids up to asking for a handout... for nothing in return. Our current mindset in this country is "I need it, you have it, so GIVE it to me." It is so much better to teach our children to work for what they want. It doesn't matter if it's a car wash, doughnuts, bake sale, or whatever, just have them do SOMETHING for the money. I'll gladly give way extra to just about anyone trying to EARN money for a worthy cause. No, I didn't donate any money to them today but I would have given them 20 bucks for a cupcake or popcorn or a car wash. Am I the only one that feel this way???
I agree but you could post this on the RHS facebook page and give them some ideas. I don't like my kids begging for money, either.
bulldog44

Rome, GA

#15 Feb 10, 2013
ILikeItHere wrote:
Now I'm all about supporting the local baseball team but it could also be a time to teach the kids a little much needed work ethic. I hate it when leadership adults put the kids up to asking for a handout... for nothing in return. Our current mindset in this country is "I need it, you have it, so GIVE it to me." It is so much better to teach our children to work for what they want. It doesn't matter if it's a car wash, doughnuts, bake sale, or whatever, just have them do SOMETHING for the money. I'll gladly give way extra to just about anyone trying to EARN money for a worthy cause. No, I didn't donate any money to them today but I would have given them 20 bucks for a cupcake or popcorn or a car wash. Am I the only one that feel this way???
So if your all about supporting local teams then why are you griping? And you say you hate for leadership adults put the kids up to ask for handouts? Really? Their not asking for handouts...they are asking for HELP! There is a difference! And you say you get nothing in return? What you should get is feeling proud that you are helping a LOCAL team and you are helping keep kids active in sports and activities so they won't have time to be on the streets doing God knows what! Let me tell you, these kids DO NOT have the mind set that they are OWED anything! And as far as teaching kids to work for what they want, well they did! Many of these kids also have JOBS they WORK at while going to school and being active in sports! They worked to earn their spot on this team! And I'll tell you another thing...there Coach does expects great things from them! And if you would have gave them $20 for a car wash or cupcake, they don't get to keep all the money! Asking for donations is the only way they can keep all the profit. But people like you would grip about that too! Do you think they like standing outside asking for help? NO! And as for as the athletic department, there is hardly ANY money left to help the rest of the sports at high school! Because of cut backs and budget cuts and not to mention the price of gas! That is why there is hardly any money left.

“I am MSO4's Daddy!”

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#16 Feb 10, 2013
Baseball mom wrote:
I think it's a real shame that people have to turn everything they see into an issue to gripe about. Let me remind you we live in a free country where you have the right to go on about your business and not donate money to who you choose. No one is forcing you to give up your money. If you choose to not support RHS baseball then don't. It takes money for all athletic organizations to survive. I'm sure the people who donated money on Saturday did so because they wanted to help and it was much appreciated by the players. I don't know why it cant be just left at that.
When I was in high school in the late 90's. duff wasn't there and we had plenty of money. Never had to do a single fund raiser. We had multiple uniforms in baseball. Never had to pay or beg for hand outs. It's not the kids fault, just the leaders around them! Not even just the school district, even league ball. U have to pay a fortune for ur kids to play that too.
DDT

Jacksonville, FL

#17 Feb 10, 2013
Bulldog44 you're exactly right, watch how much the football program spends and how much do you see them fund raise ??? All the other sports has to beg borrow and steal for their money. It all goes back to the atheletic director, he also is the director for the middle school also so everything goes through Duff. Watch the cheerleaders and the softball girls during a football game. Selling programs and raffle tickets. The reason the cheerleaders don't have a competition at RHS is half the money raised goes to the football program and they don't even have to help with it.The new principal could put a halt to all of this if she has the courage to step up. She has the right ot fire and hire the director and head football coach.
Truth

Rome, GA

#18 Feb 10, 2013
DDT wrote:
<quoted text>Most likely it was a traveling team and not a school team too. They all want their kids to be the star but never want help out. Financial or otherwise.
You're wrong. It was the high school team.
Truth

Rome, GA

#19 Feb 10, 2013
Observer wrote:
<quoted text>Our taxes go to the Polk school district. Then it is distributed, so yea, they get a lot of our
tax money!
No they don't get a lot of your tax money for the baseball program. If they did they wouldn't be asking for donations. Duh.
DDT

Jacksonville, FL

#20 Feb 10, 2013
Truth wrote:
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You're wrong. It was the high school team.
Duff needs to go.........gave brand new jerseys to the seniors leaving this year. When my son graduated they got thier practice jersey.

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