[eDebate] A call to lower entry fees
Thu Apr 27 14:03:22 CDT 2006
I am asking each and every tournament host to lower their entry fees this
You can begin small and painlessly if you like: Lower them by $10 per
competitor, or $20 per team.
If every policy tournament we attended lowered their entry fees by $20 per
team this year, we would save $900 based on last year's attendance figures.
Since we will have more teams next year, I imagine it would be closer to
$1000, which is a substantial percentage of our budget.
Fuel prices, hotel prices, food prices, are all going up and we can't
control that. We CAN make it easier for a majority of programs to keep
coming to our tournaments.
Host a free tournament if you can. Move to cheaper hotels if you can. But
lower your entry fees $10 or $20...that's something practically everyone can
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