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Godfrey-Lee Schools receive grant to help with mascot change

$23,000 added to fundraising campaign
Posted at 3:57 PM, Jan 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-10 15:57:06-05

WYOMING, Mich. — A West Michigan school district received another grant as part of it's fundraising campaign to help with its change of mascots.

Godfrey-Lee Public Schools is the winner of a $23,000 grant from the Frey Foundation.

The funds are earmarked for the district's switch from the Lee Rebels to the Godfrey-Lee Legends.

The schools aim to raise a total of $200,000 and have the new mascot and logo in place by this fall. So far they have collected $147,000 through private donations and grants.

The new mascot was officially picked in the summer of 2019 after months of community input. The Rebels mascot was officially dropped just eleven months ago.