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Complaint Review: Surprise scorpion football team

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  • Submitted: Sat, November 16, 2013
  • Updated: Wed, May 07, 2014

  • Reported By: Broke Parent — Surprise Arizona
Surprise scorpion football team
Surprise, Arizona USA

Surprise scorpion football team David Hackett, James McKnight Misappropriating of Nonprofit funds - Fraud! Surprise Arizona

*Consumer Comment: Dear Broke Parent

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Heather Sutton founder of Glam Shirts's false lies and claims

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Surprise Sdcorpions Youth Football league took a fee of 70.00 this season for sign up. They told me that the fee as for lights, trophy's and team party.  The end of the season has come, and the head Coach, James McKnight and his wife Stephanie McKnight, has asked for $5 per family for the team party for food.  The party is at the park, which is free, so why do they need the money?  Well, they have used the funds for the party and trophy's for a family member.  This member - the McKnight's cousin, John McKnight, was unable to afford the fee by AYSL for his son to play on the team.  So they used the money for the team party and paid the fee for his son to play.  

THIS IS FRAUD!!!

What other money has been misappropriated?  The money they asked from all the parents for snacks and Gatorade?  

do not sign up for this team.  Dave and Aime Hackett support and back the McKnights in all that they do.  They will not support the team, the individual parents or the boys playing on the team.  They are in bed with the McKnights and are obviously making money off of the parents signing their children up on their team.

this organanization is also directly associated with AYSL which has been investigated for embezzlement.  Dave Hackett is now helping run the AYSL organization with the Arsenault's.  

If you value your hard earned money, then do not sign your child up for the Surprise Scorpions.


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#1 Consumer Comment

Dear Broke Parent

AUTHOR: Shalana Dann - ()

To begin, I am a broke parnet too and my son played for David Hackett's team, the Scorpions, for two years. However, I am not afraid to say my name and respond to you. My name is Shalana Dann, mother of Arrow Encino. 

I too did not have enough money to enroll my child for football but the Hackett's helped me find sponsors and they have many fundraisers too to help support the team's expenses. However, that takes some effort on YOUR part as a parent. I even saw Amie Hackett out on the weekends at Walmart doing fundraisers for the team! Where were you?

They work, have children, do fund raisers, and support this team 100%. They would even pick up kids who didn't have rides to go to practice or the games! I could not imagine doing all the work they have put into this team, and I'm sure you could not handle it, as I know I couldn't.

I have watched almost every practice and game. David is out there working, coaching, and even doing their exercizes with them to help encourage the kids.

They also had swimming parties with pizza that they never charged for, but I guess you didn't take your child to the "free" activities.

Apparently you do not realize how much tackle football really cost, which they made every effort to help those in need or direct them to help. 

I hope you do not plan on putting your child in football or cheerleading in high school because you definately will not be able to afford it because you obviously do not know how expensive these things are.

You should be ashamed. If you actually were involved with your child out there on the field you would know how dedicated the Scorpion staff is and how hard they work with their teams, even with work and their families.

Be careful with your accusations of fraud. Slander and defamtion are not taken lightly and your ignorance could cost you. This is a wonderful organizaton and I believe you may be one of the very few that feel this way because of your ignorance and selfishness. 

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#2 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Heather Sutton founder of Glam Shirts's false lies and claims

AUTHOR: Stephanie McKnight - ()

My name is Stephanie McKnight. I unlike Heather Sutton, AKA Anne Barry, am not a coward and will come forward in the open to address these false allegations.  All of the above is a lie. She has no prrof of anything she claims because there is no proof.  There is however proof that I paid for the park ramada rental, there is proof that $5/player doesn't feed an event catering to almost 70 people therefore requesting an additional $5 per family to supply everything was really next to nothing.  Anyone with common sense and basic math skills can figure that one out.  However, the owner of Glam Shirts obviously lacks these basic math skills as she continually rips off her customers for her cheap $5 iron -on shirts yet charges $25.....who is ripping off people????  Back to the subject at hand.......there is a reason Heather Sutton was kicked off the Surprise Scorpions football team as well as banned from the AYSL football league.  She lies and throws infantile temper tantrums when she doesn't get her way.  This is a woman that had a restraining order placed against her after a falling out with a former friend.  She has no self control which would explain why she is on psyche meds, guess it's time to up that dose Heather. She had to be physically removed from our last football game after the Surprise Scorpions president notified her and her husband that she was banned from all Surprise Scorpions events after an official decision to remove the family from the team was made which was backed by the AYSL director.   Numerous attempts have been made in the past to speak to Heather but she chooses to hide and take to social media to run her mouth producing more lies than she can keep up with which is why her family has been through 5-6 football teams.  Team fees were actually $50, a low fee compared to most teams who charge upwards of $250.  The Surprise Scorpions is a classy ,very organized and clean organization which is why the Suttons were removed.  The Suttons were beginning to tarnish the good reputation that David Hackett worked so hard to build.  At any given time, finances can be proven when requested by any parent.  It is sad that Heather's life is so little and sad that she only has time to fixate on how she can attempt to ruin other people's lives because she is so dissatisfied with her own.

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