Pay-to-play keeping kids on the sidelines

January 20, 2015

The cost of school sports keeps many children from participating, according to the latest University of Michigan Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health (link is external).

Many schools charge fees for students who participate in sports at the middle or high school level, often called “pay to play” fees. In this month’s poll, parents of children 12 to 17 years old nationwide were asked about participation fees for school sports.

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