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Lennox Little League will not take donation from strip club after all

A financially troubled local Little League has decided to turn down funding from a strip club that could have helped pay field-usage fees and saved its baseball season.

Officials from the Lennox Little League decided that taking $1,200 from Jet Strip cabaret was inappropriate, according a report from KTLA. Earlier reports had indicated the gift would be accepted.

The one-square-mile community near LAX runs a Little League with about 300 kids but is faced with doubled field-usage fees imposed by the K-8 Lennox School District, League President Roberto Aguirre told the Daily Breeze. The district also reportedly has forbidden the sale of grilled foods like hot dogs and hamburgers.

Aguirre told KTLA he was hoping the district would renegotiate fees so the kids could still play baseball this season.

This is not the first time the strip club’s charity has been turned away. Jet Strip, whose parent company is Lennox Entertainment, has made frequent contributions to the Lennox Coordinating Council but has been previously turned away by the Special Olympics and the Make-A-Wish Foundation, according to the TV news station.

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-- Matt Stevens
Twitter.com/mattstevenslat

 
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