Aberdeen Principal Hopes to Find New Scoreboard Funding
Harford County Board of Education rejected the NFL football players' donation for Aberdeen High School.
After the Harford County Board of Education rejected a donation from two NFL players to install a new electronic scoreboard, Aberdeen High School Principal Mike O'Brien is still hopeful the school and board will find another way to fund the project.
Minnesota Vikings linebackers E.J. Henderson and Erin Henderson offered $20,000 dollars to build a new scoreboard on the condition that the school would name the stadium "Henderson Field," according to a report by The Sun.
The board voted 5-4 on Monday to reject the offer because of the board's policy on naming facilities after people and corporations.
“I support the Board of Education decision. I was at Aberdeen with both EJ and Erin Henderson and they are both important figures in the Aberdeen community. I am hopeful that we can find a new source of revenue to get the new scoreboard installed,” O'Brien said in an email.
Do you agree with the Harford County Board of Education's decision to reject the Henderson brothers' donation? Any suggestions on how Aberdeen High School can fund a new scoreboard? Tell us in the comments.