The Corporate Culture of Sports and the Economy


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The Corporate Culture of Sports and the Economy
An Analysis of the Disproportionate and Misappropriated Funding of Sports in Collegiate and Professional Franchises
Article Summary:
The primary focus of these articles is founded on the premise that the economy is having a detrimental affect on the way sports funding is influencing sports participation in America. In “Economy Hurting Sports Participation” the downturn in the economy is revealing the lack of financial means in which families can afford expensive high school sporting plans, resulting in ‘loans’ from organizations that allow parents top pay back fees over time. This trend is also seen at the collegiate level in sports, where only a hand full of colleges is making a profit in...
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