We got a notice yesterday for JUST Greg's hockey expenses for THIS week.
- $275 - fee for "carding" which essentially means drafting him by his team and registering him with Hockey Canada so he is eligible for the "bantam draft"
- $250 - Team Fee. This is to cover the team start up costs.
- $200 - Tournament Fee. The cost of travel, bus, food, hotel for next weekend's tournament. The first of MANY tournaments.
- $85 - Track Suit. New track suits required this year because the team logo is changing.
That is $810 THIS WEEK. So our 13 year old can play hockey.
Did I mention Eric has to be carded. Has a team fee and goes on a tournament the week after next?
Did I mention Tanner has a team fee and is also going on SEVERAL tournaments this year.
Oh and they both need new track suits too. And you know ... food, a roof over their heads, heat and shoes.
Their college education fund has evaporated (or more accurately, froze).
We are practicing applying for scholarships starting today.