Thursday, September 2, 2010
The N.Y. Times reports that the L.A. Dodgers have confirmed that the Dodgers Dream Foundation received a letter from the California Attorney General's office. The focus of the letter is apparently the compensation paid to the Dodger's senior vice president for public affairs, especially the previously reported 2007 compensation of more than $400,000. That figure represented a quarter of the Foundation's budget for that year, although the same individual received significantly lower compensation in 2006 ($172,000) and 2006 ($139,000), and has not received any compensation since 2007. The story is unusual, in that most concerns about charities associated with professional sports have centered on organizations founded and run by players, not teams.