Ads sold on floor of Michigan high school gym to pay for updated floor

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By: Associated Press

PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan high school that’s been raising money to replace the gym floor is selling ads that would be displayed on the floor.

The school has $75,000 committed toward its $120,000 goal and recently got a $10,000 corporate sponsorship from Talmer Bank and Trust. The Times Herald of Port Huron reports Port Huron Northern High School now has sponsorships lined up for six out of 10 advertising spots.

Talmer Bank will pick where its 3-foot-by-5-foot logo will be placed within a space set aside for ads.

The floor is about 50 years old. Students say it’s slippery, hard and has little bounce. School officials hope the new floor will go in by summer 2016.

A student-led walk-a-thon Sept. 26 also will raise money. The campaign’s deadline is Oct. 2.