Flick is a field hockey student-athlete at Ocean State University (OSU). Flick’s birthday is this weekend, so the coaches would like to have snacks after the game on Saturday for the team and any family members that are in town for the game.
Is this permissible?
Yes. NCAA Bylaw 188.8.131.52 states that 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, 8/7/14)
Jennifer M. Condaras
Deputy Commissioner, NCAA Relations & Administration
Colonial Athletic Association
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