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adn.com | alaska wire : Each season, high school sports teams face fundraising challenge

adn.com alaska wire : Each season, high school sports teams face fundraising challenge:The Associated Press
Published: May 11, 2006
Last Modified: May 11, 2006 at 09:42 AM
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Bartlett High softball coach Robert Smith spent $3,000 of his own money to help pay for hotels during a team road trip to Fairbanks last season, and gave up about half of his vacation days last season to games and practices.
Softball and baseball programs statewide do not receive school district funding. Coaches volunteer. Money for travel, uniforms, equipment, umpires and field maintenance must be raised by players, parents and coaches.
'Do I get anything out of this? I get a good feeling if we have a great season,' said Smith, who works for the U.S. Marshals Service. 'It's not something to get rich at.'"
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