Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Suspended sports make their return

GREENVILLE — The Greenville community got some good news Monday, after finding out that all six suspended public high school sports are on their way back.
At a Greenville School District meeting Monday, the Board of Trustees voted unanimously to reinstate baseball, slow-pitch softball, soccer, golf and powerlifitng.
"If the support from the community is out there, I feel we should move on that," said board member, the Rev. Tommie Benson.
According to Superintendent Dr. Harvey Franklin approximately $20,000 has been raised so far, from community leaders, former professional athletes and civic clubs. Another $25,575 is needed to meet the minimum amount requested by the district.
Franklin expects that total to be collected in the coming weeks.
"We feel very comfortable to reinstate the suspended sports," said Franklin. "The programs will be up and running next month, a matter of fact, just around the corner....We're very excited."
Their will be another community fundraising meeting Friday at 10 a.m. at the Greenville Higher Education Center to discuss how the money will be collected.

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