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Tue June 23, 2009
Most Mich. HS teams can't have ads on uniforms
DETROIT – DETROIT (AP) - Even in tough economic times, the body that regulates high school athletics in Michigan says most team uniforms are off-limits to schools looking to make some extra cash.
The Detroit News reports the Michigan High School Athletic Association doesn't allow member schools to accept sponsorship for their athletics uniforms. That rule applies to sports governed by the National Federation of State High School Associations.
MHSAA spokesman John Johnson says schools have inquired for several years about putting ads on uniforms. He said the MHSAA understands schools are looking for ways to fund their programs.
MHSAA Assistant Director Randy Allen says the rules permit sponsorship for bowling uniforms and potentially uniforms for golf and tennis.