A group is selling ads to local businesses that will in no way benefit the Sulphur Springs High School baseball program as they claim, according to SSHS Athletic Director Greg Owens. Owens states the group, Elite, is using crafty language when calling to request merchants to purchase an ad “to support our kids.” This is just one type of offers made to merchants that will not benefit the local school’s athletic program.
“In our athletic programs we ask for your support through poster ads, signs, advertisements on our pregame PA announcements, camp shirts, and wildcat card discounts. When we ask for your support, it should come from a coach or a parent of one of our athletes,” stated Owens.
Owens says local merchants are free to purchase one of Elite’s ads and the merchant will probably get a poster. However, according to Owens, “I need to inform you that none of your support is seen by the athletic department or the group you are intending to support.”
Elite is not school sponsored. Owens invites merchants with questions to “give one of our coaches or me a call if you ever have a question about our fundraising or how you can support our kids.”