Baltimore’s Board of Estimates on Wednesday awarded a $120,000 contract to a Columbia-based company to buy T-shirts, primarily for youth sports.
Nightmare Graphics took over the city t-shirt contract from Replay Sports, which had previously held the city contract. Over the past three years, city agencies have purchased more than $444,000 in T-shirts, polo shirts and hats from the company. A database of all the transactions can be found here.
While about three quarters of the money used to purchase uniforms for young athletes at recreation centers, nearly $147,000 was used to buy uniforms and t-shirts for employees and program participants in other departments.
City officials are grappling with the fourth consecutive year of significant budget shortfalls. MayorStephanie Rawlings-Blakeis seeking to shutter three fire companies and close some rec centers and pools as part of a plan to close a $48 million hole in the city’s spending plan.
An earlier version of this blog post misstated the relationship between Nightmare Graphics and Replay Sports. The Sun regrets the error.