To the editor,

I am a grandmother of nine on a budget so I start my Christmas shopping in July. I am also a military mom and wife, so when I saw Nike pulled the Betsy Ross flag tennis shoe because of one person’s objection, you can imagine my disbelief and dismay. I am also an avid OSU fan and was planning on shopping from my OSU alumni catalog for Christmas gifts for my grandchildren. Can you imagine my dismay and disbelief when I saw that Nike has a contract with OSU to make their OSU gear and clothing apparel?

How many OSU fans feel as I do, that we do not want one person’s objection to reflect our views on the flag and our country. Do you suppose that we all could change the outcome of a contract between OSU and Nike? Let’s give it a try. Please write to your local newspaper and tell them your views. Let’s see if the power of the pen, and the power of the pocketbook still have the last say. Go Bucks! But not with my bucks!

Kathy Hennessy-Ball

Lima, Ohio 45801