Update expected tonight on fundraising efforts in West Irondequoit CSD

Updated: 08/28/2014 6:10 PM
Created: 08/28/2014 5:56 PM WHEC.com
By: Rebecca Fath

Their kids want to play so parents and others are joining the effort to bring back modified sports in West Irondequoit.

The teams were cut after the District failed to get enough votes to override the governor's imposed tax cap. That means the district has to operate on a contingency budget this year but parents aren't giving up on the fight for these sports.

Tonight, a group of kids hoping to be able to play sports this upcoming school year will gather to learn from the school athletic director whether or not they've raised enough money.

Kids and parents in Irondequoit have been fund-raising for more than a month trying to reach $48,000 to bring back one of each modified sports team.

Funding was cut when voters in the district failed to reach a super majority on the vote in two separate budgets. Since then, the community took matters into its own hands, putting together kickball tournaments and online fundraisers, working to come up with the money so kids enjoy playing sports.

An update will be given at 6:30 p.m.

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