.- A fundraising event tomorrow for Planned Parenthood has got a Christian radio show host riled up.
Every year, the Pima County Board of Supervisors chooses four local non-profit groups to receive the ticket proceeds from select Sidewinders games. The group that will benefit from tomorrowâs game is Planned Parenthood.
Christian radio-show host for KVOI-690 AM Steve Aiken says the countyâs selection of Planned Parenthood â a group that supports abortion â is ridiculous. Aiken says he does not understand why such a controversial organization would be chosen â for the second year in a row â âwhen there are so many others that are much more deserving, like food shelters, Boy Scouts, or Girl Scouts.â
None of the Pima County supervisors who were contacted granted a request for an interview. The Sidewinders said they are not involved in the selection process.
The CEO of Southern Arizona's Planned Parenthood, Patti Caldwell, says they received about $3,000 from the game last year.