HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio (WDTN) - "This is going to help make or break my son's future," says Jodi McFadden.
Jodi rushed to Granny C's Bakery in Huber Heights after work to sign up her son Trey for the drawing to help with his pay to play fees at Wayne High School.
He's going to be a senior running back on the football team.
"If he doesn't get to go to college, then who knows, he could be just another statistic and I want my child to go to college and have a better life than I've had," comments Jodi.
The Huber Heights Board of Education voted Thursday to lower the pay to play fees from $750 per sport to $428.
"It was kind of scary, seeing the teammates you grew up with, talk about separating, going to different schools," comments Trey.
Jodi says that's still too much money for her family.
"We live paycheck to paycheck. We're the working class poor. We pay our rent. We pay utilities, pay your car insurance, buy groceries. I mean, there's nothing left. So, the only way I'm going to come up with this money is through sponsors," says Jodi.
Sarah Taubert's family owns the bakery and started this fundraiser because many student athletes were coming in to their store and telling them they had to quite sports because of the fees.
"It kind of started to really tear at our heart strings a little bit," explains Taubert.
The money raised will be split among 10 randomly chosen winners. Taubert says if there is any left over, that money will be donated to the district to lower everyone's pay to play fees.
Students have until August 31st to sign up to be selected.
"It just makes us feel good as a company and as a family, to be able to help people who need help. It's awesome," comments Taubert.
She says her family also plans to set up an account at PNC Bank for people to donate there as well.
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