Yes, friends it’s true, your eyes did not deceive you. We are raising the price of registration to $55 a season which is on par or even less expensive as other sports leagues in Los Angeles.
Maybe you’re all like… “But… but… whhhyyy?”
You see, we have not raised the price in 3 years, but there is a little thing called inflation that is catching up to us (economics y’all).
A few reasons for the price hike:
- We like to give you fun, interesting season’s gift’s (not some boring t-shirt you will never wear again). That accounts for nearly 20% of our budget (that’s like a bajillion hay pennies) and we want to keep giving you one of a kind items.
- Expansion: We are looking to hire 1-2 office monkeys this year as well as expand to new rec centers. Chris and Craig will still be getting paid $0 (minus the Ferrari fund of course).
- Inflation (for realsies)
- We raised enough money at last July’s Quick and Dirty to keep Sundays free, but that moolah runs out April 28th, so some of the fees will go towards keeping that up and running so you can dodge to your hearts content.
What we’re saying is, we like you. A lot. Enough to not want to give you crappy gifts and we need your help to spread our do gooding ways- like an STD- to new rec centers. Plus the office monkeys we have are insisting on getting paid. Apparently they have rent and need to eat or some nonsense.
Alright, cool, but why is it $10 bucks to play with a friend now?
Well there’s two reasons really:
To deter you from playing with said friend. We’re all adults here (mostly) and the Yacht Club is designed to be a friendly and welcoming place. We’re pretty confident that you’ll quickly discover it’s more fun playing against your friends than with them.
- Time: It takes time to pick teams and it’s harder to keep them even if you have 6 of your besties that need to play together.
So, instead of buying that $10 cosmo cocktail, save your cheddar for something way more fun that will leave you with a warm and fuzzy feeling in your heart (if it’s elsewhere, see a doctor).