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School sports has a sugar daddy (or mama) in Michigan

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Michael Jackson singing about how he wants to be your sugar daddy — gives you a little shudder, doesn’t it?

The Hastings, Mich., schools, like a lot of districts, require athletes to pay a fee in order to participate in sports. Except that in the three years the fee has been in place, only one person has actually paid it — an anonymous donor. Here’s how it works, from WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids:

For the third straight year, an anonymous donor covered all the costs for middle- and high school students to play athletics next year, writing a $68,802 check.

The amount is set on a projection of how many kids will play sports, and the costs associated with each.

The school system refuses to give up the name of the donor. I could make baseless speculation based on the famous people or industry titans that come from Hastings, except there aren’t any. So I won’t.


Written by rkcookjr

February 19, 2010 at 3:09 pm

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  1. I help coach a PeeWee LA team. We have a player that was grossly in subordinate and disrespectful to me and a fellow coach. When asked to go to the penalty box and leave the ice (they were disrupting practice) they defiantly said no. When the parent was address, she said other players were equally at fault and shrugged her shoulders (non support to coaching staff). I was wondering how to address the situation and see what the appropriate corrective measure my be. Your thoughts are requested. My initial thought was a game suspension and formal apology to the two coaches.

    T R Glasow

    October 14, 2016 at 8:31 am

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