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Discussion: ID Cards

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June 1, 2004
9 posts
ID Cards
This is my first year playing with the seniors. I just would like to hear other opinions from others out there about all these ID cards. I was just informed by our manager that I needed to fill out and register for yet another ID card. This means that I need to go and pay another $10 for a passport photo and send in another $20 for a registration fee, I already have 2 other ID card from other associations which cost another $75 or so. Whyt is it that we can fly all over the country and all that is needed is a valid drivers license with a photo ID proving your age and residence. If that is good enough for national security why is it not good enough for playing softball?
June 1, 2004
Men's 65
3146 posts
Most of the players agree with you about id cards. I believe it is just another money maker for the associations.
We make a color copy of our picture that is on our driver's lic, If you don't have a color copier, Mail Boxes Etc or Kinko's will do make a copy.
June 1, 2004
Men's 70
499 posts
As long as the sanctioning organizations are businesses, It's probably unreasonable to expect that the cost of ID cards will go down. As with any business, something has got to pay the bills. Somehow, I don't think that most of these organizations are the gold mines we players would like to think.

Look at it this way; it's a lot cheaper than a country club, and a whole lot more fun.
June 1, 2004
Fred Scerra
Men's 80
542 posts
I beleive that I read in the Senior Softball News a while back, that this problem is being worked on and their will be 1 ID card for all Org at some point in time.
June 1, 2004
Men's 60
115 posts
I don't mind the different associations taking their bite out of me with their fees, but it is the hassle with getting a picture, copy of your birth certificate and filling out the registration forms that irk me.
June 1, 2004
Men's 55
462 posts
I DO mind the associations making the money on the cards. It would also be nice for these associations to run more than 1 tournament a year in the region if they expect the players to dole out their money. And then they want you to get another one if you pass from one age limit into the upper one. If you have to produce a drivers license to get the card, why not just use the license. I know they aren't getting rich off these cards, but it's obvious it's just another way for them to soak you.
Aug. 10, 2004
Men's 55
21 posts
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