An adults-only social event in Edinburgh drew so much support last year, it helped reduce the costs for local students who play school sports.
Organizers hope this year’s Prom for a Promise, set for Sept. 29 at the Elks lodge in Columbus, does even better.
Kami Ervin and other Edinburgh Community Schools sports parents took action when they learned in 2011 that parents would have to pay a $25 fee for the bus rides to and from games.
The cost came as a result of budget tightening at the school district, which couldn’t afford to pay the entire amount of sports transportation costs. The athletic department still pays fuel costs, but bus drivers’ fees had to be passed on to families, Edinburgh athletic director Tim Jordan said.
So far, the fee has not affected sports participation, Jordan said.