Author: Colin Flanders & Courtney Lamdin

Broncos look to dissolve tackle program

The Milton Broncos youth football program will ask the Milton Town School District to adopt its two tackle teams this fall, leaving just the youngest grade flag teams under its purview. Such was the consensus of parents and leadership present at a team meeting last Thursday in the Milton Middle School cafeteria. If approved, the teams would convert from tackle to flag, a trend Broncos vice president Rodney Tinker said is inevitable as more parents worry about kids getting concussions from playing football. “We can set the bar for the rest of the state,” he said. Interim athletic director...

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Bucking the Broncos

A longstanding Milton youth sports program has lost its nonprofit status after struggling in recent years to overcome a reputation of dysfunctional leadership. Records from the Internal Revenue Service show the Milton Broncos youth football program’s 501c3 status was revoked last year after Broncos president Matt King failed to submit required financial disclosures for three consecutive years. Those forms, known as 990s, allow the IRS and the public to scrutinize a nonprofit’s operations, including its finances, in lieu of paying federal taxes. The Broncos have also failed to file biennial reports with the Vermont Secretary of State for years,...

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