District for us. In CA they have to be done every year so the district pays for it basically as liability coverage. If they pay then they know it got done. Leave it to the coach and it may not get done because of fundraising shortfalls. Nothing like the threat of a lawsuit where a kid got injured and it comes out that the equipment wasn't reconditioned (read that as "certified as good") by the vendor.
At my previous schools in the SF Bay area it was a $5k fund that was for 'safety equipment'. What that meant was $5k to football this year, $2.5k next year to cover the helmets and shoulder pad reconditioning. The other $2.5k would go to catchers masks and soccer shin guards and softball helmets and such. Here it's $5k every year. So I use the difference to purchase new helmets and shoulder pads. I spend as much of that $5k as I can.
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Our program pays. Our district has no clue how much it costs to run a program. We basically get zero funding other than our utilities. We pay for our own buses, equipment, reconditioning, weight room equipment, etc. Basically every thing we have we buy.
We buy all of the weight room stuff too. Every program gets to use it because of title IX.
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District/school pays for reconditioning, helmets, shoulder pads, officials and transportation. We fund-raise for uniforms, weight room needs, misc gear, spirit packs, footballs and everything else. I cannot complain.