"... Even school teams are getting more expensive. A study by the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital found that 61 percent of respondents reported paying to participate in middle school and high school sports. The end result is that a significant share of lower-income children and adolescents find themselves shut out of team sports. ..."
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