Free/donated uniforms, fees from $140 to $340, $300,000 in the bank and $3.00 to pay to have patches sewn on the uniforms is too much - your league continues to amaze me.
Paying for professional trainers, you guys must go to Regionals/Williamsport just about every year !!!
By the way, do the parents that pay hundreds of dollars in fees know about the $300,000 in the bank?
While our league may amaze you, and obviously not in a good way, it also aggravates and frustrates some of us. Central Region and Williamsport are well aware of our policies and practices, but says little and does even less.
We don't even get out of the District Tournament, as the same league has won it the last few years. This neighboring league runs a well established affiliated Travel Program, and does a good job developing its top players over the winter months. Last year, this league lost in the Regional Championship, just missing out on a trip to the Little League World Series. That team's manager sat on the Board of Directors of both the local Little League as well as the affiliated Travel Program. That team's manager also managed one of the travel teams. All violations of published Little League rules and regulations. This is who our Board of Directors is chasing and competing against.
Our Board of Directors has talked about acquiring a year-round training facility, as this neighboring league has done, and that is likely the reason for the large bank balance. The financial status of the league is discussed annually at the General Membership Meeting, so it is no secret.