Youth clubs and Finances

Heinie Wagner

SoSH Member
Nov 14, 2001
Simsbury, CT
Wow! Crazy amount of money, embezzling $195,000 for a youth sports club, that is really awful.
Not to excuse anything, but it seems like anyone running a weekend tournament with 5,000 kids playing should take a cut for running it. That is beyond what any volunteer should be expected to do and those tournaments can easily turn enough profit to pay someone to run them.
The travel basketball club I run is tiny in comparison - about 140 players and is all volunteer run.  I can't imagine having a $200K budget and NOT paying someone to be the treasurer.  At some point, you need more than just volunteers.