October 14th, 2011
Metro gyms, fields may see commercial ads
By Julie Hubbard
Metro Schools is inviting businesses to sponsor high school scoreboards, banners and even athletes’ uniforms.
This week, school board members agreed to a two-year contract with School Sports Media, which will sell advertising spots through Metro athletics to raise much-needed funds for middle and high school sports.
“It’s a way for our schools to generate some money,” Director of Schools Jesse Register said. He didn’t know offhand how much the agreement may bring in.
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