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Everything Has a Price: NCAA Men's Final Four Net-Cutting Scissors Now Sponsored?
(Note: not an April Fool's joke) Sponsoring company owner Brooks Hanes seeks to sponsor scissors in nationwide effort against cutting arts in public schools.
Brooks Hanes is the President of I Can Play Violin, a company specializing in homeschool and learn-at-home violin products and coaching (www.ICanPlayViolin.com)
Most people seek his services for musical instrument instruction.
But lately he's been catching up on some basketball action.
"I was watching them cut down the nets last year [at the championship]
But attempts to contact scissors providers such as Fiskars have failed. And the NCAA is not returning his emails. When asked why he is sober minded.
"Nobody's going to think this is real. I realize that. When I want to put 'Don't Cut the Strings' on the scissors, and make the blades almost clown-sized, nobody wants to believe that is real."
It could be the case. While thought as a joke, he quips that all advertising, even on a basketball, was once thought as crazy. Now, Hanes says, advertising is found on everything.
Hanes has a cause, after all. He is leading an effort to stop the cut-backs in public schools resulting in loss of stringed instrument training.
When asked his primary goal, "Awareness. And action, I suppose. If people could see this, go to the website, and take action, that would be worth the effort."
Hanes is not disclosing the amount of his sponsorship however he indicates his willingness for negotiation.
Company website: http://www.ICanPlayViolin.com