sports booster clubs
all about the dough

Whitesboro, NY

#1 Aug 20, 2014
Who is in charge of all these boosters for all the sports?
I have a beef with all of them. What does all our tax money do?
They are always asking for more, more and more!!!!
giveback

Utica, NY

#2 Aug 20, 2014
all about the dough wrote:
Who is in charge of all these boosters for all the sports?
I have a beef with all of them. What does all our tax money do?
They are always asking for more, more and more!!!!
Well if they are a good booster club, they are there raising funds of which all of it goes directly back to the student/athlete. They pay for gifts for seniors, or banquets, etc. They aren't generally for the specific things like uniforms or travel that is paid by the school which is obviously funded by the taxpayers.

So in a good club, it is to pay for extras directly for the kids on the teams. I will say I've seen some though where I question where it all goes.
well

Whitesboro, NY

#3 Aug 20, 2014
giveback wrote:
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Well if they are a good booster club, they are there raising funds of which all of it goes directly back to the student/athlete. They pay for gifts for seniors, or banquets, etc. They aren't generally for the specific things like uniforms or travel that is paid by the school which is obviously funded by the taxpayers.
So in a good club, it is to pay for extras directly for the kids on the teams. I will say I've seen some though where I question where it all goes.
Well here, there are questions where it all goes. for example, going to SC for 5k? some of those kids don't even play, but they expect 5k, and that's not including the parents finding their own place to stay and eat. Basketball, same thing,. Disney world for 3 days? for 5 games? gimme a break. I went once 3/4 yrs back and it killed me.
Most parents that run or are in control of the boosters are there for their kids. To make sure they play and suck up to the coach to keep him playing or making sure he starts. I did boosters for 5 yrs without a kid in it, in a town where it was unreal where everything went so I know!!
hmmm

Whitesboro, NY

#4 Aug 21, 2014
its all rigged. all done for their kids
yes

Whitesboro, NY

#5 Aug 25, 2014
agree
pointless

Utica, NY

#6 Aug 25, 2014
hmmm wrote:
its all rigged. all done for their kids
Kind of another pointless and meaningless post.

Of course it is done for their kids! There are parents who participate in booster clubs for sport or music or whatever and they participate exactly because their kids are involved. Would most people go participate in a booster club for a school and activity their child was not part of? Most would not. Doesn't mean people aren't welcomed to do so.

Do if my kid goes to New Hartford and plays football I should instead be part of a booster club for a Whitesboro music department? Of course not. So yes, it is for their own kids as well as the kids that are part of the same team, club, or organization as their child. Why is that a problem?
leoneeeee

Whitesboro, NY

#7 Aug 26, 2014
But when they are there only to suck up, and try to have his kid get ahead of others who are better than him and cause all sorts of controversy, u should stay out!!
he destroys kids

Whitesboro, NY

#8 Sep 5, 2014
must be talking about pm. I went to high school with him. He was always like that.
I don't let my kid near him

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