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Why would anyone donate to college athletics?

Post by Herbie Green on Thu 27 Apr 2017 - 11:02

It doesn't make financial sense, especially since most of us are in debt.

It doesn't make altruistic sense because there are much better causes to donate to - like almost all of them starting with the same schools' educational programs.

It doesn't make selfish sense to me because as a donor you aren't getting your money's worth back in parking spots and ticket selection. But maybe this is where you disagree?

Selfishly, I am glad others do it because it helps my teams but I am not going to make a difference individually with my money.



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Re: Why would anyone donate to college athletics?

Post by Watch Out Pylon! on Thu 27 Apr 2017 - 11:33

I'm not in debt Herbie. Unless you want to count mortgages.
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Post by InTenSity on Thu 27 Apr 2017 - 12:28

Tax deductions? I've never donated, but if they are setup as a non-profit, you could probably donate to get better seats instead of paying higher ticket prices.

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Re: Why would anyone donate to college athletics?

Post by Herbie Green on Thu 27 Apr 2017 - 12:50

Watch Out Pylon! wrote:I'm not in debt Herbie. Unless you want to count mortgages.

That is all I have left as well and that is shrinking. But then in a few years I will start putting two kids through college. I would rather invest towards that than towards a new smoothie bar in the football building. This is the kind of way I have been able to rationalize not donating.
Yet every week there are thousands filling up every big stadium who are happy to. I just don't get the mentality. My friends seem to be mostly cheapskates in this regard as well.
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Post by Herbie Green on Thu 27 Apr 2017 - 13:00

InTenSity wrote:Tax deductions? I've never donated, but if they are setup as a non-profit, you could probably donate to get better seats instead of paying higher ticket prices.

True. I was thinking more of the choice of donating to better causes but donors might think they are getting a suitable return when factoring in the tax benefit

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-02/college-sports-ticket-tax-break-would-vanish-under-obama-budget

Article says these seat donations were 80% tax deductible and Obama was trying to change it. Was he successful?
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Re: Why would anyone donate to college athletics?

Post by Robert J Sakimano on Fri 28 Apr 2017 - 12:49

I've bought a few tickets to attend various games/matches/meets over the years - I realize that's not "donating" - that seems like enough in the current environment and, yes, there are much more valuable things to donate to.
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Re: Why would anyone donate to college athletics?

Post by MattyFresh on Sat 29 Apr 2017 - 8:30

This thing isn't paying for itself.

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Post by CampbellHall on Sun 14 May 2017 - 18:01

MattyFresh wrote:This thing isn't paying for itself.


Someone needs to update that plan. There's probably 40 statues in the world taller than 200 feet.

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