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Joe Mamma

West Mansfield, OH

#49 Oct 5, 2012
When it was free at the Y, the ref. already worked there, the jersys that we wore was the property of the Y's and they were paying for the gym if someone was using it or not. As for people not making any money off of youth sports I strongly disagree. Poeple are making a boatload of money hosting basketball tournaments in the summer. Just ask Jim Clay.
Joe Mamma

West Mansfield, OH

#51 Oct 5, 2012
I see you are a different jupiter but I will respond anyway. The ref. was going to be paid if he was going or referee or work the front desk, so whats your point? The gym usage came with the membership price. Where are you buying your T-shirt's? I would think that if you bought in bulk the cost wouldn't exceed $5.oo per shirt. Don't buiseness' usually donate them anyways with a sponsors name on the back? Why wouldnt the administration fee come out of the membership cost also? As for the difference in cost of members vs. non members there was no such thing. The memberships were cheap enough that all familys could afford one, rich & poor. If you were not a member of the Y, you did not play. The YMCA was origionally set up so that ALL KIDS, no mater what their familys financial background, had a place to go. In recent years the Y has become nothing more than a mens club. With this tough economy affecting all familys, I would think that the Y could come up with a few ideas on how to provide sports with out nickle and diming familys for every youth program. Just a thought. One last thing, are you telling me that members of the Y are not insured?
Yippee

Canton, OH

#53 Oct 5, 2012
Joe Mamma wrote:
I see you are a different jupiter but I will respond anyway. The ref. was going to be paid if he was going or referee or work the front desk, so whats your point? The gym usage came with the membership price. Where are you buying your T-shirt's? I would think that if you bought in bulk the cost wouldn't exceed $5.oo per shirt. Don't buiseness' usually donate them anyways with a sponsors name on the back? Why wouldnt the administration fee come out of the membership cost also? As for the difference in cost of members vs. non members there was no such thing. The memberships were cheap enough that all familys could afford one, rich & poor. If you were not a member of the Y, you did not play. The YMCA was origionally set up so that ALL KIDS, no mater what their familys financial background, had a place to go. In recent years the Y has become nothing more than a mens club. With this tough economy affecting all familys, I would think that the Y could come up with a few ideas on how to provide sports with out nickle and diming familys for every youth program. Just a thought. One last thing, are you telling me that members of the Y are not insured?
Don't forget about the summer programs where they charge $45+ per kid and have dozens of kids up there. The shirts are costing them zero, I know this as fact. They are making money hand over fist.
Just my oppinion

Canton, OH

#54 Oct 5, 2012
no sense wrote:
Sorry, but my charitable contributions go to feeding, clothing, and sheltering the needy.
I'm not interested in paying for anyone's membership to the Y when they could go out and walk, run, or do other activities for free.
When I was younger my father skipped out on us. My mom worked 2 jobs to support my siblings and I she got my sister and I free memberships to the ywca. I took swimming lessons and tumbling classes. I had an opporrtunity I otherwise wouldnt have had because my mom couldnt afford it. I loved the experience. After my mom finished college she paid for all of our sports.on her own. dont put all under budget ppl into a cliche. Some people actually do deserve it.
no sense

San Jose, CA

#55 Oct 5, 2012
I never said people didn't deserve a hand up when they need a little help.
I said that my charitable donations go to basic needs like food, shelter, and clothing. I think the Y is a lot of fun for kids, but in my opinion it is not a need.
I don't fault anyone for their choices in how to donate, nor do I fault people who need some help now and again.
on a good note

Canton, OH

#56 Oct 8, 2012
Upwards is a Christian family based cheer n basketball program. With great coaches, and families.you can get a scholarship if u call Trinity Friends Church and ask for mark Hartman. Say u have half of total cost, someone in Church will sponser n pay for rest. Theu have cute outfits for the Cheer leaders-skorts n they can keep them comes w pom poms. Bball players nice uniforms too. Great program, nice people great Church :) hope to see you there.

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