I am a member of the Cosmopolitan Club of Central Louisiana.
Every year for the past 60+ years the Cosmo Jamboree has been held in August.
It gives Central Louisiana football fans a revue of the high school teams ability for the coming year.
The Cosmopolitan Club sells spaces in the program for the game to local business.
They man the ticket booth and gates.
The profit from the Jamboree is divided with the four teams that play and the balance along with the game program profits are used to help fight diabetes and pay for research.
The club members sell the advertising in the program every year.
This has been the major fund rasing project for the club each year for sixty years plus.
It all started at Bolton High and has continued, moving to the ASH stadium.
The club members work hard each year to make it a success.
It may not happen this year for the first time in sixty years.
Because of the greed and selfishness of the coaches and the schools involved.
It was learned last week that the coaches of Bolton, ASH and Menard
along with other people at the respective schools went behind the backs of the Cosmopolitan Club
members and without approval of the club sold advertising, using the Club’s name , undercutting the CHARITY work of the Cosmopolitan Club of Central Louisiana.
After over sixty years of working hard to establish a wonderful sports preview for Central Louisiana
the greed and selfishness of the schools we have provided a showcase for is placing the Jamboree in jeopardy.
Call the coaches and employee’s of these schools…
It is their job to teach and encourage good sportsmanship.
They are setting a poor example for their students and players by cheating.
I think the school board, the respective schools and their poor sportsmanship coaches owe a profound apology to the Cosmopolitan Club!
Shame on all of you involved!
Betraying a group that has worked hard to promote high school football in Central Louisiana for over SIXTY YEAR’S…..
Shame! Shame! You are the poster boys for poor sportsmanship!