For your child to play football for the Junior Miners you must be able to volunteer at least 10 hours (two hours at each home game).
At sign-ups they told me you can pay $150. We are caregivers for our elderly parents and my husband has a disability. I write my $150 check and then I’m told no opt outs are guaranteed! My other option would to be pull my son out of football and lose the $300 we paid to have him play. Let alone this child would be very heartbroken. If this was told to me at the beginning, maybe I would have time to hire someone to fill my slots?
I feel this is discriminating against all players whose parents may be single, working, breast-feeding, handicapped, pregnant or care-giving. I do believe in volunteering to make all go smoothly, but my understanding is that it’s mandatory. I hope Junior Miners can find a realistic way to provide for all families to be involved in their wonderful program.