Below are several links to pieces supporting the idea of high school sports programs becoming pay-to-play, or a chopping block item, as budgets enter red ink territory at many school districts across the country.
USA Today: With budgets tight, pay-to-play fees gain currency as way to avoid cuts (Original Article for two part series on Pay-To-Play Already Here In Illinois)
WCVB TV5 News, TheBostonChannel.com: School Cuts All Sports To Close Budget Gap
Orlando 2 News, WESH.com: Orange Co. Schools Discuss Cutting Sports
The Arizona Republic: Tolleson Union High School District to cut back sports, district jobs
The Daily Californian: Berkeley High Freshmen Sports Teams May Be Cut
Fox12Idaho.com KTRV-TV: Idaho Education Cuts Impact High School Sports
Metro - cleveland.com: North Olmsted school board threatens to cut sports if August levy fails
It appears that no one is immune to the impending consequences our current economy is experiencing.