Oroville Youth Football Hit Hard Financially

Aug 31, 2013 6:00 PM

An Oroville youth cheer and football program says it was blindsided with increased fees this season.

“They tripled our prices,” said Don Briton, Oroville Rhinos football president. “Last year we paid $1,200 and this year we went to renew our contract with them and it’s a little less than $4,000.”

The Rhinos are having trouble with the increased fees required to use Harrison Stadium in Oroville. The increased cost comes from the Oroville Union High School District.

“It really took a toll,” Briton said. “It’s hard enough to fill our teams and financially a lot of parents just can’t do it.”

The Rhinos will try to raise money to cover the additional costs but say this financial burden maybe devastating to the program.

“It’s upsetting,” said Vickie Enser, Oroville Rhinos cheer coordinator. “We don’t know what we’re going to do. If we don’t have enough money to pay them this year, are we going to be able to play here next year?”

Several attempts to the Oroville Union High School District were not returned by deadline.


Most Popular