June 21, 2013

Participation trophies axed to cut Little League cost



“I think this is unacceptable,” Joshua Huffines, a concerned parent, said in response to a question posted on the Express-Star Facebook page. “Not only does each parent pay a fee, the sponsor businesses do as well. I am also curious as to where the money is going. Sounds like poor leadership in the organization. Thanks little league for failing my son and disappointing him as well.”

In a season marred by untimely rain and cancellations, mother Ebony McFadden said she believes participation trophies are the least the league could do.

“My children look forward to their trophy as much as playing the game,” Heather Kierson Bottoms said. “This year so many games were lost to rain so umpires went un-needed. Where is the money? I am sad for my boys and angry this was not announced until the end of the season.”

Funding Chickasha Little League is not as budget friendly as it used to be, McGrew said.

For the full story, see the Weekend June 22-23 edition of the Express-Star.

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