When you pay money for something you expect to get it, yet that wasn’t the case for some participants who bought packages from the student organization HBCU Spring Fling. The group had student’s pay anywhere from $200 to $300 for a Spring Break package. That package promised them a bus ride down to Panama City, three nights in a hotel room and gave them free party passes to get into parties amongst other things.
Yet many student’s claim they didn’t get half of what they were promised. Spring Fling participant Miya Jefferson claimed she didn’t get a hotel room, didn’t receive any party passes and that the shuttles to escort people to the parties never came. She claimed she was forced to room with six other women in one hotel room. Mrs. Jefferson is now demanding her money back.
HBCU Spring Fling posted apologies on their twitter account after the first night saying “We had a bad day but we PROMISE We got y’all covered 2morrow!!!!
#hbcuspringfling“. They also posted apologies and updates about the bus situation, asking participants to tweet #NOBUS and the name of their hotel to the groups twitter account.
Yet after the trip was over many patrons were still dissatisfied about the trip and were calling the organization’s leader Blake Nathan for refunds. Participant Monique Craig said in an interview “I don’t think Blake would try to get over or scam or take anyone’s money, I don’t think he would put his self in that situation”. Miya Jefferson also said in an interview “Today I got an email response back saying that he denied all requests and nobody is getting their money back”. Blake Nathan was unavailable for comment on the situation when contacted.
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