April 2, 2014
Lowndes County, GA - They say FMG Print Solutions of Fort Worth has been reaching out to local businesses and encouraging them to buy ads that will be printed on Vikings football schedules. The School Board was tipped off by a local organization after they were approached by FMG. The Board says the company is targeting companies that have bought ads for schedules in the past, and who may not think anything of the call.
"They think they're helping the local system, the local sports teams, the local cheerleaders, the local football team, but they're not. That money's going out of state and it's never returning", says Owen Prince, Lowndes County School Board Athletic Business Manager.
Prince says they've contacted FMG and asked them to stop. They say the company has agreed not to use their logo, but will continue printing the schedules as "community based advertising." The Lowndes County School System says they are happy to answer any questions if you get a call on their behalf.