Parent says enough is enough
When does it ever end? I suppose if you are a sports fan in Camas, it doesn’t.
I just need a moment to vent. I’m racking my brain to find an answer to a puzzling question. Why am I charged $5 every time I walk through the gate to watch my child play a game at Doc Harris Stadium?
Well, as angry as I was, my wife and I decided to pay for a “fall season ticket,” which ended up being more than if we’d paid at each of the home events we attended. Now that the regular season is over for both football and girls soccer, the ante goes up to $8 a game and our season ticket no longer covers the cost of admission.
I’m sure many would tell me that it takes a lot of money to run an athletic department, and I understand this, but is my ticket price paying for the larger than life-sized pictures of our football players and the enormous inflatable Papermaker that they run through at the beginning of a game? I can assure you that my football enjoying experience would not be diminished without these expensive ornaments.
Doesn’t the overpriced food at the concessions stand play a huge role in financing the frivolous spending? Why can’t part of the quarter of a billion dollars in levies and bonds passed in the last dozen years allow for free admission to watch our kids play a game?