The Highland Park High School [YOUR NAME HERE] Scots

School districts in Texas are getting creative about alternative funding. Hutto, Texas, better known as the Hustlin’ Hippos are selling advertising space on their school busses and slapping a trademark on their hippo with plans to license apparel.

Let the brainstorming begin. Here are a few ideas to get locally creative juices flowin’.

  1. The Sprint Wireless Scots?
  2. The Verizon Belles?
  3. The AT&T Hyer Huskies?
  4. The half time show sponsored by Macy’s?

8 thoughts on “The Highland Park High School [YOUR NAME HERE] Scots

  • March 21, 2011 at 1:55 pm
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    Might happen in Plan-o, don’t think it will in HP. We don’t prostitute our stuff, “fools names and fools faces always appear in PUBLIC places”. Everyone used to know who had money in Dallas without putting their name on a building, stadium, hospital, highway, etc. IJS

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  • March 21, 2011 at 3:20 pm
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    GMOM blasts Plano a lot, are all these snobby references to Plano actually digs at Merritt for not being born within the hallowed bubble? Talk about low class.

    “Everyone used to know who had money without putting their name on….” I think Andrew Carnegie gave the money to build Carnegie Hall in the 1890’s, I don’t think anyone thought that was “prostitution”, naming the famed music center after him, nor was he a fool. I don’t have any problem with hospital wings or buildings being named after philanthropists that fund them. As a matter of fact, thank you Simmons family, for the spectacular Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, thanks go you Dallas finally has an NCI designated Cancer Care facility!
    Aren’t most of our elementarys and the middle school already named after people? Armstrong, Bradfield, Hyer, McCulloch. Was that prostitution, were all of them fools? Such gauche snobbery thinking the Park Cities are too good to take money and name things after the money donors.

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  • March 21, 2011 at 4:05 pm
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    Silver City Belles
    The Gas Pipe presents A Hyer Family Christmas

    Men’s swim team apparel will be sponsored by Balls Hamburgers.

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  • March 21, 2011 at 4:27 pm
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    Actually, several years ago, the Highlander Stadium naming rights were offered. The asking price was, if I recall correctly, $1 mil per year. There were no takers. So, while we may not prostitute our stuff, it’s not because we don’t try. (And no, I don’t really think that selling naming rights to raise revenue in tough economic times is at all akin to prostitution).

    kmom, I agree with you on all counts. Dallas is a far better place because of contributions by the Meyerson family, the Winspear family, the Simmons family, the Perot family, the Zale and Lipshy families, and the Nasher family, (many of whom are, or were, PC residents). I don’t know of anyone who thinks less of those families because their contributions were recognized in a public way.

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  • March 21, 2011 at 5:28 pm
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    @GMOM. A few years back HPISD tried to sell naming rights to the stadium and some other buildings, didn’t they? The HP Library is also the Bright Library, named for a donor.

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  • March 21, 2011 at 6:39 pm
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    About Andrew Carnegie: He had a goal to give away all of his fortune before he died. Hence the give away program. In addition, he had a serious PR problem because of strikes in his mills etc. The libraries and other buildings helped out a lot with the rehabilitation of his character.

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  • March 22, 2011 at 11:41 am
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    Don’t forget the Crow family! Their support of the UT Southwestern Medical Foundation has been tremendous. The treasure Dallas has with the UT Southwestern vast campus of hospitals, school, research facilities is nothing short of spectacular. Numerous Nobel prizes have been awarded to faculty, amazing medical breakthroughs happen regularly, we are so very lucky. That NCI designation I mentioned, there are only 41 in the entire United States. All this has been made possible by the philanthropy of the citizens of Dallas past and present. Those families can slap their names on everything from hospitals to bedpans, I’m just grateful for each and every one of them.

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  • March 22, 2011 at 5:38 pm
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    I’ve been wondering if the HPISD’s naming rights program was still in place, as it did not appear that they succeeded in raising money (at least not for the big items like Highlander Stadium, Scotland Yard, etc.). But frankly, I am all for it. In fact, I think HPISD should re-announce it, and state that if an individual does not donate the money by a certain date, that business donors will also be considered for naming rights. It sure beats laying off teachers…

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