Base Path is a softball student-athlete at Ocean State University. Base’s birthday is today, so the coaches would like to have cake and ice cream for Base and her teammates. The team is playing a home contest in the afternoon, so the coaches would also like to invite Base’s parents and any other student-athletes’ family members that are in town for the game.
Is this permissible?
Yes. NCAA Bylaw 220.127.116.11 states an institution may provide the family members of a student-athlete with reasonable food and drinks in conjunction with educational meetings or celebratory events (e.g., senior night) and on an occasional basis for other reasons. [R] (Adopted: 4/27/00 effective 8/1/00, Revised: 4/25/02 effective 8/1/02, 1/16/10, 1/19/13 effective 8/1/13)