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What Should Westlake Football Do With Prize Money?

Donate, set aside or help another school with the $4,000? Take our poll and tell us what you think!

football program is soon to have a little extra cash in its pocket.

The Demons last Friday in the .

Athletic director Tony Cipollone said that the program should have the money within the week.

No decision had been made as to how the money will be spent. Cipollone said one possibility is to the Westlake Athletic Development Foundation towards adding artificial turf to the school stadium and other improvements, such as upgrades to the press box and entries.

One reader commented on Wednesday's story, "Rather than going the typical Westlake route of building something that's way over the top, I'd rather see it donated to a football program that really needs it."

What do you think? Take our poll and make your own suggestions in the comments.

Melissa Benko Grimes September 09, 2012 at 11:18 PM
Of course it's a free country and anyone can respond. But you have to agree that my asking u if u have kids in the schools is pertinent to this discussion. I have been in westlake since 1998 and I have 3 children in three different schools in westlake - Parkside, Burneson and high school. My kids are totally affected by current decisions.
Karen Lackner September 09, 2012 at 11:34 PM
This is making more sense to me now - first you accuse "moms" on not wanting their kids uniforms to get dirty and now you think I "accuse most MEN who honestly disagree with me of being very aggressive" and not letting them have the last word - hey Chris - I had no idea whether you were a man or a woman - I just knew you were a jerk. Now I know you are a jerk that has a problem with women who speak their mind. Respond if you would like but as far as I am concerned we are done here. PS - my kids don't even play football.....
Chris M. September 10, 2012 at 02:41 AM
Melissa, I doubt Patch ever had so many comments on one of their articles. My kids are affected too. In addition to your 3 schools, I had/have kids in Hilliard and Bassett. I like the schools and couldn't be more thrilled the taxpayers voted to upgrade the schools. I'm quite concerned about all the cuts Kasich has made to education funding and Romney/Ryan are proposing to make. When finances are so tight and so uncertain, spending big bucks on a new turf field seems like a bridge too far. Even though no taxpayer funds are being used (right?), it doesn't make the schools look very frugal to have so much new stuff all at once. If you want to raise funds, why not raise them for field trips, supplies, high school busing or something educational? I have absolutely no concerns about letting my kids play on the grass field. Any drainage problems should be addressed, of course.
Vasalia Peach November 27, 2012 at 06:20 PM
You all need jobs
Vasalia Peach November 27, 2012 at 06:20 PM
as a matter of fact; let me get back to mine

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