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EBAL football teams' biggest adversary? Money

Original post made on Jul 19, 2022

The biggest adversary our local public school athletic teams face each year isn't their opponents -- it's the financial burden on the teams to make ends meet, with the brunt of the work falling on the head coach.

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Posted by Ed Blake
a resident of Livermore
on Jul 19, 2022 at 3:49 pm

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Well written Dennis! The coaches nailed it. I have often wondered about the help of big businesses. For example , what could the NFL, MLB and NBA offer. There are a myriad of possibilities. It would seem to be a good investment.
For what it is worth, I believe these issues emerged with the passing of Proposition 13 years ago.


Posted by David Hubbard
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 21, 2022 at 10:07 am

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Well stated and ditto ditto for the music programs as well - these enrichment programs are so beneficial and raise property values yet fairshare amounts are elevated by only 60% capture rates - come on parents !


Posted by Get the Facts
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 1, 2022 at 4:23 pm

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I once was a volunteer one of the schools' athletic boosters, charged with fund-raising. I was to go out to businesses and ask for support. I decided to go another direction, and I called Starbucks, and made it up the chain a bit to ask them for a donation for advertising on the scoreboard or in the stadium or gym. The district manager, who was very nice and talked for a while, said Starbucks didn't do that kind of thing. Starbucks, who makes thousands from the parents and high schoolers in Pleasanton, who could have put a nice dent in expenses as a thank you to the community, said no way.

Not sure my point exactly, but corporations could do their part to give back, but instead it falls on the parents and families themselves and the small businesses. Shouldn't be this way.


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