Let me change the subject for a minute, just to get away from "professional" amateur sports. Last week there was an article in my local paper — buried inside the Living section, not in the Sports section — about a non-government organization called KidSport. KidSport raises money through personal and corporate donations, and distributes it to needy families to defray the costs of putting their kids in organized sports.
KidSport are always happy to take donations; they are also looking for volunteers. I hear a voice in my head telling me that I do not have time for this activity. I have no time for this activity in part because I recently agreed to increase my volunteer committment to the high performance program of my favourite Canadian NSO. Are my committments completely misguided?