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Admission charge to games reduced

January 29, 2009

The admission price for adults to attend regular season sporting events in Washington County has been reduced.

The Washington County Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association has announced a new adult admission fee of $4 for regular season varsity events, which is a reduction of $1; and an adult admission fee to multiple sub-varsity events (for example, a junior varsity and ninth-grade doubleheader) of $3, a reduction of $2.

There is no change in the student admission fee of $2, or in the sub-varsity, single event adult admission fees of $3 for adults and $2 for students.

Ticket prices for district regional and state playoff and championship events and all county tournament events remain at $5 to $8 per person, depending on the venue.

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Ed Masood, supervisor of athletics, said the timing for a change was right. "As families are forced to make tough choices because of the economy, we wanted to make the choice to support their children and our student athletes a little easier, and at the same time, promote attendance at WCPS sporting events."

WCPS athletics has had stronger budget support over the last several years, as a result of decisions made to bolster athletics funding in the annual operating budget, which also helped to further support the reduction, Masood said.

The practice involving free admission for the holders of WCPS senior citizen Gold Cards and WCPS employee ID badges is not affected.

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