Does Ohio Have Enough Oversight Of Booster Clubs?

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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says the state has increased oversight of booster clubs, including making a club file a report with the attorney general's office if the club has more than $25,000 in assets(Photo: Flickr)
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says the state has increased oversight of booster clubs, including making a club file a report with the attorney general's office if the club has more than $25,000 in assets(Photo: Flickr)

Just about every big-time high school sports program in Ohio has an active booster program. They hold fundraisers and sell food and merchandise to parents and fans, and they can hold hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Two Mansfield boosters are headed to prison after pleading guilty to lengthy indictments from the state.

For WOSU’s sports podcast After the Score, Steve Brown and Thomas Bradley talked to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine about booster club oversight.

Click the play button above to hear their conversation.

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