Pop Warner Kids Challenged by Disney Prices

7 Jan

The Boston Globe has a detailed and saddening article today about the Pop Warner events at Disney World, and how hard it is for the families to afford the trips. (Warning: While this link is good as of this writing, in some number of days it’ll move into the pay-for-access Boston Globe Archives; wdwinfo.com has posted the article in its entirety, so you can view it there too.)

Sounds like there’s plenty of blame to spread around here. Pop Warner’s contract with Disney requires the players to buy theme park tickets in order to play in the football games, and there’s no option to stay off site. Disney could be kinder, and make exceptions for teams in financially difficult circumstances. Pop Warner could have chosen another site, or negotiated a different contract. Either way, the kids’ families often aren’t prepared to pay the high prices, and it becomes a hardship.

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