To the Editor: Writer cites errors in donkey basketball story
Written by Virginia Holmes   
Friday, 03 May 2013 10:02
Regarding your article http://www.sent-trib.com/local-news/walbridge-mom-upset-about-donkey-basketball-game
I wrote to the reporter there were a couple mistakes you need to be aware of.
1) Title. Walbridge mom is upset is not what describes us, a "group of parents opposing to the Donkey basket Ball Game in our School." I was the contact person as the organizer, but the article shows it is just one person, me. That is not true. On the other hand, it is not that me as a parent do not agree with the game, but I am an animal advocate for Nitro Foundation and I educate the people about animal abuse.
2) Mr. Witt never told me this: "Witt, she said, told her Lake had a contact with the company that would be difficult to break and the money was being counted on from the fundraiser".
During the interview, I said, " he would continue with the fundraiser, because, I think and understand:  the school might have some no-refundable money paid already and a cancellation will cost an extra fine, as the Buckeye Donkey Ball company contract states.  As I have researched the page of the Donkey company they use.
3) Finally, to say:  "kick a student council fundraiser to the curb". it is not fair, as none of us, the protesting parents want to ruin the graduation of the kids. The protest was made to raise awareness and to help the school to move to a better options on fundraiser in the future (next year). If the school would have canceled the fundraiser this year it would have been great. Now, the school decided to continue with the plans of the game and did not mention they intended to stop it anytime in the future. Then us as parents had to raise our voice in protest and inform the rest of the community of parents why it is not good to sponsor this game. We do not want that game for our children any more.
Virginia Holmes
Walbridge
 

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