Are sports for the wealthy -Can children in the United States still afford to play sports?

Is the United States economy is still declining

In 2012, a contributor to Forbes Online, Darren Heitner stated “….U.S. economy is in decline…..Meanwhile, American parents may want to take an introspective look at their own spending habits, specifically as they relate to expenditures concerning their childrens’ sports-related costs.”

Fast-forward to 2013, and the same warning is presented to American Parents from The Huffington Post Blog on the affordability of participating in sports, with the article “High Cost of Youth Sports” with two sentences “…that youth sports are no longer an excellent opportunity for social involvement determined by passion and skill, but by the family’s financial resources, sustaining a $5 billion-a-year industry….” should have awakened their online readership with the statement that deems that there is a clear separation of the “haves” and “have nots.”

is-the-united-states-economy-is-still-declining
The financial impact of raising a family this year can make you feel alone and out in the cold.

This article is not encouraging you to give-away your childs outgrown sports equipment, yet consider selling it online here on the Outgrown My Stuff site, where you can make it affordable for others, and make some money. It’s a site created by parents, for parents -and everyone has one common thing -children.

Lets work together and offer our fellow Americans a chance to play any sport that they want to try.

References : –

http://www.forbes.com/forbes/welcome/?toURL=http://www.forbes.com/sites/darrenheitner/2012/10/04/1-in-5-american-parents-spending-more-than-1000-per-child-on-sports-related-expenses/&refURL=&referrer=
http://www.forbes.com/forbes/welcome/?toURL=http://www.forbes.com/sites/darrenheitner/2012/10/04/1-in-5-american-parents-spending-more-than-1000-per-child-on-sports-related-expenses/&refURL=&referrer=

*Retrieved and referenced with the implied consent of “share” as posted on the authors site.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.