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E.J. and Erin Henderson Have Donation to High School Rejected

by BSO Staff | Posted on Saturday, November 19th, 2011

When a donor makes a donation to a hospital it’s usually customary that they have a hallway, wing even a building named after them. Apparently not in Maryland; Brothers E.J and Erin Henderson current Minnesota Vikings intended to donate $20,000 to help their Alma mater Aberdeen High School with repairs to the schools’ field and scoreboard. In return the Henderson’s wanted to have their family name on the new scoreboard.

However, as part of Maryland law, no family name can be placed upon public school property as reported by CBS Baltimore.

School spokeswoman Teri Kranefeld wrote in a statement:

“The Harford County Board of Education rejected the scoreboard installation proposal based on the current advertising policy parameters.”

This law was brought to light when the local board of education decided not to name the football field after fallen soldier Ryan Adle who was killed in Iraq and former captain of the Aberdeen football team.

The Henderson brothers are now taking their money back. How foul is that? It’s not as if people wouldn’t have known they donated the money. If the Henderson’s wanted to do something nice do the act and don’t ask for the money back. Performing nice deeds aren’t supposed to have conditions, so don’t get mad when they don’t bow to your request. That just makes you look petty and as if you didn’t want to help in the first place.

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  1. J. Forton says:

    I agree the Hendersons did a great thing by donating. However, because they didn’t name the sign after them they want a refund…Talk about poor Sports! I also agree that not even half the expense surely didn’t mean they deserved their names on the sign. Well maybe they should of compromised and put their name on a small spot on the sign..hardly visible! I watched Erin play throughout high school with my son and thought highly of his skills. I just think this was a selfish request. After all $20,000. is a small amount of money. They are acting like they donated some big fortune. That’s just an embarrassment I think. If I was the Hendersons I would hide this news not cause a scene and bring all this attention. Shame on you two ..this was hardly a donation for the kids but for their own selfish reasons. If wasn’t for Aberdeen and Football they may not have made it to the NFL…

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