Basketball, volleyball and racquetball are all Y inventions. The Auburn Y’s History Committee unearthed these stories about the creation of these sports. Basketball was invented at the YMCA in Springfield, Mass. in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith, a clergyman, educator and physician. Naismith went on to found the University of Kansas basketball program. The original rules of basketball, written by Naismith currently reside at the Booth Family Hall of Athletics inside Allen Field House in Lawrence, KS.
It seems like a sensible provision, but business is business and the law does not prevent charging for the use of a glass or for service. It doesn’t extend to filtered tap water. They can charge for that. But if they serve alcohol, they have to provide free drinking water, whether it’s filtered or unfiltered.