The Indians do that, as well. When my son was in Boy Scouts, our troop looked into it. The troop could have made several thousand dollars for two or three nights work. We decided not to pursue it, because we didn't need the money that badly, and we weren't sure we could get enough moms and dads to do the work. We couldn't have the boys work. I think you had to be 18.Gregg wrote:Here in Cincinnati I think the Reds and Bengals both do it, but I assume they make a contribution that is quite generous in comparison to what they would pay in real wages. The issue with them seems to be finding help willing to do it for minimum wage on the limited hours a sports team can offer, not saving money on the $5 hot dogs, $5 half litre cokes and $8 beer.
They obviously don't limit it to church groups, but to school teams, Boy Scout troops and such, and they have no trouble finding groups to do it, they apparently rotate the slots, one group will run one stand, and the beer and booze are more like Loveland Business Councils and not Church youth groups, its very popular. I have never even heard anyone making a fuss over church groups in publicly funded stadiums, which when you think about it is surprising,
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That's a little different that having volunteers simply work for nothing. The church group or, in our case a scout troop, would be paid handsomely. The volunteers only worked a couple of games.
One time I was at a game, and I went to the booth and ordered a beer. At the time, I was about fifty, but the lady working there asked to see my driver's license. She wasn't kidding. She had been told to "card everybody", so she did. Sadly, the professional vendors, lugging beer down into the seating areas, were not as scrupulous. There were two fifteen year old boys behind us who were bragging that the vendor sold them beer.