People in Bartlesville say football poster is misleading


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Reported by: Price McKeon
Updated: 10/07/2013 2:59 pm Published: 10/04/2013 5:07 pm


In Bartlesville, there's a strange story of two posters that people thought raised money for the Bartlesville High School football team.

Turns out one is a fundraiser for the school and the other is not. But those who advertised on the one that is not for the school told FOX23 that's where they thought their money was going.

Bartlesville Public School Athletic Director Tim Bart says that poster is taking money away from the kids.

"I just hate that they're being taken advantage of," he said.

The two different football schedule posters are tacked up around Bartlesville.

Hart said only one is the poster that raises money for the school; they're contracted with a poster company.

He showed FOX23 the other poster he says he picked up at a local restaurant.

"A few of our merchants have contacted me regarding and outside company that's soliciting funds under the disguise of sports posters," he said.

With no name on the bottom or on the back of the poster Bart said he doesn't know who's selling it.

FOX23 called several advertisers and went to some of the businesses featured.

After digging and getting our hands on receipts from different advertisers, FOX learned a sports advertising firm in Tulsa sold the posters for profit.

Something some business owners told FOX23 they had no idea was the case.

The owner of Shady's Window Tinting said "Holy wow," when FOX23 told him the case.

A spokesperson with the advertising agency told FOX23 on the phone the firm is no way related to a school and they do not state or imply anything else.


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