Solicitation calls on behalf of SCA not authorized

June 26, 2013 

A series of phone calls soliciting money from Lee’s Summit businesses on behalf of a Summit Christian Academy was unauthorized by the school.

According to Sarah Coats, director of development at SCA, a representative from Royal Publishing made a series of phone calls in early June to solicit money on behalf of Summit Christian Academy to support the school’s involvement in a volleyball tournament.

Coats said SCA does not in any way benefit from the solicitation and has not authorized the company to contact people on their behalf. Coats said she spoke with a company representative June 11 and the representative told Coats that Royal Publishing produces a roster/guide book with advertisements for various schools nationwide, and concurrently was putting a guide together for a volleyball tournament in which SCA will compete.

Royal Publishing makes money by doing a guide-book for tournaments and has called area businesses in Lee’s Summit asking them to sponsor an advertisement, Coats said, adding the school asked the company to discontinue the solicitation phone calls.

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