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Pay to Play: Who’s In, Who’s Out and How Much?

The Ohio State Sports and Society Initiative presents Pay to Play: Who’s In, Who’s Out and How Much?, a panel discussion devoted to the issue of “Pay to Play” for students in secondary schools in Ohio. Panelists will discuss the practice of charging fees to students to participate in extra-curricular activities. The Pay to Play phenomenon brings in much needed revenue to schools, but it also places a financial burden on many Ohio families.


  • Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted
  • The Honorable Cliff Hite, Ohio Senate (District 1)
  • Scott Grant, Assistant Professor of Business; Director of Sport & Event Management University of Findlay
  • B. David Ridpath, Associate Professor and Kahandas Nandola Professor of Sports Administration, Ohio University
  • Jerry Snodgrass, Assistant Commissioner, Ohio High School Athletic Association


Lucia Dunn, Professor, Economics, The Ohio State University;  Co-Director, Sports and Society Initiative

RSVP required, email Jenifer Rasor, to reserve your space.

Ohio State’s Sports and Society Initiative, supported by an Advisory Board including football great Archie Griffin and Lady Bucks basketball legend Kristin Watt, is a national platform for research and conversation on sports-related issues ranging from revenue to compensation and beyond.

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