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Friday, June 15, 2018

Seattle Public Schools enters apparel agreement with Cloud 9

From Office of Public Affairs


SEATTLE – Seattle Public Schools announced a three-year deal today that makes Adidas the official athletic uniform partner for the district’s athletics program following a competitive bid process. The agreement with Cloud 9 Sports, which is an official Adidas distributor, will be in effect through the 2020-2021 school year.



“We are excited to partner with Adidas and Cloud 9, who will be supporting our Unified, middle school and high school athletic programs,” said Eric McCurdy, the district’s executive director of athletics.



“In the past, schools purchased uniforms independently. By soliciting bids, the district leveraged its buying power as the largest school district in the state to provide our athletes with quality uniforms at the lowest price.”



The arrangement also includes partnering with specific programs and events, such as the Seattle Public Schools Hall of Fame and Metro League championship games. 

SPS now has an official athletic sponsor.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

What does being a sponsor mean? Do schools get free/inexpensive uniforms? Or are the kids just now required to advertise Adidas logos and obligated to buy new uniforms from Adidas only? Could be a good thing I suppose, but just curious.

RF

Grouchy Parent said...

Could they leverage their buying power for pencils and copier paper and library books and all the other crap I have to physically send in or donate money for??

Anonymous said...

I smell a fancy lunch somewhere.

And another school function removed to a higher level of bureaucracy, the dysfunctional heart of this district.

Prediction: MORE work for the humans on the ground, trying to get their kids the right uniforms. More phone calls, more voice messages, more unreturned emails, more forms, more hands touching every jersey, longer lead times, more coaches and parents shelling out more money out of their own pockets because the systems put in place are inadequate, and their kids have a game tomorrow, and the uniforms are still on a pallet in a district receiving warehouse.

Also: send in your money NOW, but you can't use it until November.

It of course sounds like I'm just complaining, but I suggest this is a reasonably fair way of describing how SPS classroom teachers currently operate.

Sincerely,

a classroom teacher