Texas Sports Parents Ranked as Most Stressed in Recent Survey
SAN ANGELO, TX -- Texans take their love of sports to a whole new level and the stress level follows those parents, a recent survey shows.
FlipGive, a Toronto-based company aimed toward lessening the burden of parents with youth athletes, recently released a survey of 600 Americans and the stress they deal with providing for their kid’s athletics. It ranked Texas as the most stressed state with 100% on their Sports Stress Index.
Why are these parents so stressed? FlipGive says high dues, time commitment and the cost of gear and travel are major proponents to the stress.
In a release, the company said 74% of surveyed parents believe youth sports are too expensive and 22% cited high fees for teams and leagues as the main cause.
Roughly 40% of parents surveyed told FlipGive they’re committing too much time to games and practices for their kids.
They survey returned that 42% of the people polled believe that gear for the respective sports is the most expensive and most stressful.
But FlipGive is looking to ease the stress of funding youth sports and let parents focus on what really matters.
“FlipGive is a team-funding solution that has partnered with thousands of retailers and service providers across North America to eliminate the rigors of fundraising that parents and kids don’t like doing and simply don’t have time for,” the company said in a press release. “Instead of worrying about how they are going to afford uniforms, equipment, travel, and more, FlipGive allows young athletes and families to focus on the joy youth sports provides.”
FlipGear’s product has caught the eyes of many people, including Hall of Fame basketball player Dikembe Mutombo. The Congolese native has joined FlipGive as an ambassador and a shareholder.
Here’s the top 10 list of most stressed states according to FlipGive:
- Texas: 100%
- California: 97%
- Georgia: 96%
- Florida: 94%
- New Mexico: 92%
- Arkansas: 91%
- Illinois: 86%
- Oklahoma: 84%
- Pennsylvania: 78%
- Kentucky: 76%
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