From the OHSAA:
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio High School Athletic Association encourages Ohio high schools to take part in a statewide military appreciation night on January 20, honoring active and veteran United States Armed Forces members at athletic contests.
“Education-based athletics in the great state of Ohio are far more than winning and losing,” OHSAA assistant commissioner Jerry Snodgrass said. “High school athletics encompass everyone. They are a school and community event. This entire school involvement helps develop student leaders on the courts and fields of play as well as in the classrooms and student groups that support their teams. This initiative is designed to emphasize these great student leaders in our schools and their support for our military.”
Lakota will participate in the Military Appreciation Night on Friday (1/20) for the crosstown boys basketball rivalry between Lakota East and Lakota West. All active duty and veterans will receive FREE entrance by showing identification at the gate. Students from both schools are encouraged to wear camo or Red, White and Blue. In addition, Lakota East and Lakota West t-shirts will be sold during the evening with a portion of the proceeds going to a local VA.