KEEP THE BOMBERS IN WAUBUN!!

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PETITION TO KEEP THE BOMBERS IN WAUBUN!

Please sign this petition asking that the Waubun Bombers fall and winter sports teams remain in Waubun, MN, under the long-standing team name "Bombers".  We oppose the recent decision to join teams from Mahnomen, MN, and Waubun into a single sports entity with a new team name.

This is a huge change for the communities involved. It's a change that was only brought to the attention of the wider Waubun Bomber fan base during the last week of June at a Waubun school board meeting when the entire Mahnomen coaching staff showed up.  Waubun's school board was pressured into going along with the idea which was championed by the Mahnomen head coaches who are facing  a changing  and shrinking community population. We believe the Waubun Bombers should not be responsible for solving Mahnomen community issues.

The coaches say that the change is needed due to falling enrollment in both schools.  However, the population in surrounding communities has been stable and even increasing.  Regardless, there has been no dramatic changes in enrollment and there are still plenty of talented boys and girls in Waubun, Ogema and White Earth looking forward to playing with their home team -- The Bombers.

This is true especially when the Waubun Bombers football team has just come off of three successive section championship WINS.  Taking away the Bomber identity is a terrible way to thank team members for their hard work and dedication, and it is not in the best interest of Waubun players.  Because Waubun is a smaller school than Mahnomen, our kids would likely end up sitting on the bench much of the time.  This would not be good for Waubun players or fans.

At minimum, area residents need more time to discuss this issue.  Waubun residents should have at least a year or more to discuss such a big change.  Please sign this petition asking the Waubun School Board to rescind its vote to end the Bomber sports identity and merge with Mahnomen sports. 

We love our Bombers, and we want to keep our Bombers' name, logo and school colors.  And most of all, we want to keep our Bombers at home in Waubun!!

If you agree, please sign your name.  Show your Bomber pride!  Thanks!



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