Winamac girl allowed to play on middle school football team

Winamac, Ind. A Winamac girl, whose dreams of playing on her school's football team sparked legal action, has scored a major touchdown.

Last month the ACLU filed a lawsuit against the Eastern Pulaski Community School Corporation on her behalf, calling for gender equality on the football field.

The 12-year-old was initially turned away when she expressed interest in trying out for Winamac Community Middle School's 7th grade team.

But the team, which was made up solely of male students, is about to welcome its first female player.

After meeting with the girl's parents, Superintendent Dan Foster says she will be allowed to join.

The ACLU has also filed papers to dismiss the lawsuit against the district.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WNDU - Channel 16 54516 State Road 933 South Bend, IN 46637 Front Desk: 574-284-3000 Newsroom: 574-284-3016 Email:
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 224319861 -
Gray Television, Inc.