Holy Family Parents,
It was brought to my attention in June that due to the increasing cost(s) of running and maintaining the athletic program that we offer here at Holy Family, the School Board and Administration have decided to begin charging families a participation fee with regards to after school sports; beginning in the Fall of 2012. If you were not previously made aware of this decision or fee, I apologize.
It is my understanding that all student athletes will be asked to pay $20, per sport, to help offset the cost of facility fees, officials fees, registration fees, etc. Ex: If a child chooses to play football, they will be asked to pay a $20 participation fee. In the winter, if they choose to play basketball, they will again be asked to pay $20.
This fee applies to team sports only; football, basketball, soccer, volleyball, softball and track & field. Competition sports (cross country, golf, bowling) already require an individual to submit a fee to the CYO in order to participate.
It should be noted that for the past several years, Holy Family has been the only school in our region (CYO Northern Region, 44 schools), that does not charge a participation fee. The average fee currently being charged is $55; with St Felicitas (San Marino) charging $75 per sport and $100 for track.
With that being said, I have been reminded to begin collecting this fee.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this matter, please contact me. My office door is always open and you can always reach me on my office #, 626.403.6178.
Thank you for your understanding.