RHS has no re­la­tion­ship with sport ad­ver­tis­ing firm

The Standard Journal - - LOCAL SPORTS | CLASIFIEDS - ROCK­MART By Kevin Myrick [email protected]­stan­dard­jour­nal.net

Rock­mart High School of­fi­cials want lo­cal busi­nesses to know that they have no af­fil­i­a­tion at all with a ad­ver­tis­ing com­pany claim­ing to be help­ing the Jack­ets bas­ket­ball pro­gram.

As­sis­tant Prin­ci­pal and Ath­letic Di­rec­tor Barry Williams said on Tues­day af­ter­noon the school and the boys and girls bas­ket­ball pro­grams have no knowl­edge what­so­ever of any re­la­tion­ship with All­good Sport­ing Ad­ver­tise­ment, and in a state­ment sent out by the school re-af­firmed that “this com­pany has no au­tho­riza­tion from Rock­mart High School or Polk School Dis­trict.”

A brief Google search for the com­pany turned up no im­me­di­ate re­turns for a web­site or in­for­ma­tion on how to con­tact them.

He went on to ex­plain that a lo­cal busi­ness owner called to see if a deal for Sty­ro­foam bas­ket­balls with the busi­ness’ logo printed on them would ac­tu­ally be handed out dur­ing up­com­ing games at home this sea­son.

“The com­pany was ask­ing around $400 to print the lo­gos on the bas­ket­balls,” Williams said. “They ap­par­ently said that we’d agreed to dis­perse them at bas­ket­ball games, but we have no agree­ment to do so.”

He added that as far as he knew, no one from All­good Sport­ing Ad­ver­tise­ment was in con­tact to give any money to the pro­grams for do­ing the work.

Ad­di­tion­ally, Williams said a box of the Sty­ro­foam balls have al­ready shown up at the school for the bas­ket­ball cheer­lead­ers to dis­perse. He said there are no plans to do so.

“They’re call­ing around to say they are ask­ing for money for us, but they aren’t,” Williams said. “We want lo­cal busi­nesses to know that be­fore they make any de­ci­sions to make a pur­chase.”

The school does have ap­proved fundrais­ers for the two teams, “but this is not one of them,” the school’s state­ment read.

Any­one in­ter­ested in help­ing the sports pro­grams di­rectly can con­tact Rock­mart High School 770-684-5432 and ask to speak to the Coach Vic Cal­houn for boy’s bas­ket­ball, Coach Tim Puck­ett for girls bas­ket­ball and Coach Drew Lind­sey for the forth­com­ing wrest­ing sea­son.

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