PGNN- DUBLIN OHIO
With competition just around the corner, the race is on for each competing NIFA team to secure transportation for their team members. Coaches and advisors have been scrambling to make sure they have enough seats. This frenzy was aggravated today when a rental agency representative out of Columbus stated that, “We’re all out. There’s nothing left. The demand for these white fifteen passenger vans is nothing like we’ve seen before!” Some schools are already planning for worse case scenarios.
One of the competitors, Jake C., said, “I’m worried. I’m new to the team. I’ve heard rumors that, if we don’t have enough vans, they’ll make me sleep in the planes.” These statements could not be verified by PGNN.
A team member from another school, who wished to remain anonymous, said that he was seriously considering staying with Chester Mills in his van down by the river just so he could get to competition every day. In a statement, the competitor said, “I don’t care if he’s still wanted, I need a way to get to Message Drop. Our team is relying on that event for most of our points and I’m their best Drop master.”
Miraculously, there may be a solution on the way. A mysterious man claiming to be the owner of a Ford car dealership contacted the PGNN.
He would only agree to talk in person. A PGNN reporter in Columbus met him at the Sausage Haus German restaurant. Over a meal of schnitzel, the man, who only went by the initials DM, said that he owned a very lucrative Ford dealership and stated that he would be willing to part with some 2014 Ford E-Series passenger vans. Before our reporter could get any information, DM bolted out of the restaurant, presumably so he wouldn’t have to pick up the tab.
For now, it seems that the schools may have to get creative with their transportation arrangements. Hopefully, the mysterious DM will return with a fleet of 15-passenger vans. Without these critical vehicles, this NIFA SAFECON may be doomed.