so quit your whining. when it's all said and done we will see how many kids turn this down. If the past has been any indication, it will be very few if any and usually it's because of injury or conflict with a State Cup game. Every year there are people who say there child will not participate, yet almost every person that is chosen does so. Just tells me most people who say this, didn't have a child that was picked. Sorry life moves on. And you forgot about paying the off duty officers, and concessions personnel. Either way, nobody is getting rich off this game except the athlete who get to participate. Looks like something else is bothering you to me. Why else would you even waste your time on this thread. Sorry your child wasn't picked but whining will not change that fact.