High school sponsorship contracts raise concerns, but also benefit programs

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  • Rockarolla West Jordan, UT
    March 9, 2013 12:59 a.m.

    Sponsorship has been going on for years. This article makes it sound like all the sudden, out of the blue, that manna is falling from heaven. Is this really a concern or just a way to fill up another boring D-news sports section? There are more pressing matters affecting High School Sports.

  • slcftball Salt Lake City, UT
    March 6, 2013 8:15 p.m.

    Oh, hey, we don't want your money.

    Our schools and classrooms aren't full. Our student to teacher ratio isn't very high, c'mon.

    Our schools dont need money. Our equipment isn't outdated. we love to turn away something that benefits our kids. We aren't hurting economically, we have money on our tree in the backyard. Please don't help our kids or schools as they are perfect as is.

    Ps...funny how they witch hunted Timpviews Wong; then every program scrambled because they were like TV's in some aspect. Now the districts are still clueless and eventually will come to the point that Wong was way ahead of the curve and doing awesome things like laying a new football field of turf and building a weight room for all the school when the district wouldn't...ends up not being a bad thing after all. Someone teach the UHSAA and District people some common sense plz!

  • Something to think about Ogden, UT
    March 6, 2013 11:03 a.m.

    This idea of "sponsorship" is the next step in the evolution of high school sports. The day will come when all schools are sponsored by various vendors. Some schools are already sponsored and others are trying to become such.

    It helps with the costs of running the various programs. I know kids have mixed reactions because they like one brand over another, but hey, being sponsored by anyone beats being sponsored by nobody!

  • plyxply SLC, UT
    March 6, 2013 9:55 a.m.

    The state and district officials have to be clueless if they think receiving sponsorships is a bad thing. These coaches deserve to have something for their time and efforts, on top of having to deal with unrealistic expectations from parents, they get paid almost nothing for what they do.
    Now they are going to be hampered by new fundraising rules and many kids who could only afford to play because they worked hard to raise money won't be able to play. What kind of dictatorship tells a kid they don't get to keep the money they fundraise? Shame on the school districts for ruining something that coaches have had to do to have a viable program. This is a major step in the wrong direction.

  • I-am-I South Jordan, UT
    March 6, 2013 8:27 a.m.

    The state throwing a fit about this seems crazy. I also think this law that has a problem with Timpview receiving a $2000 perk for signing up is ridiculous. I liked how the article has said something like state officials are starting to see why this is not necessarily a bad thing, but the article never gave a reason for why it was a bad thing at all. I'm still not sure why we wouldn't want schools getting awesome deals for their players.

  • Kipp Salt Lake City, UT
    March 5, 2013 11:12 p.m.

    Isn't East in the Salt Lake District?