Oneida Nation Will Present Check To Cooperstown Central Schools To Help Pay For Mascot Change
The Oneida Nation is scheduled to present a check to the Cooperstown Central School District this week to deliver on a promise made when the district was considering changing its mascot.
The Cooperstown Board of Education voted to change their mascot from the Redskins to the Hawkeyes effective July 1, 2013.
Oneida Nation Representative Ray Halbritter had said that if the change was made the Oneida Nation would help pay for new uniforms for school athletic and extracurriular teams.
The check will be presented on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 7:00pm at the Cooperstown Middle / High School.