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George Fox

Firm charges schools to deliver Ravens but fails

Leon Gaters was among a handful of students at Colgate Elementary who knew the school's PTA had paid for a Ravens player to speak as a surprise guest at an October assembly. When he discovered days before the assembly that no player would show up, the fifth-grader said he was "bummed out." The Baltimore County school is among dozens in the region that expected to host Ravens players this month. But school systems say that even though they paid an Annapolis company thousands of dollars, it did not provide the players as promised and hasn't refunded the money. Schools and parent groups are now seeking ways to recoup money that they say Odyssey Group LLC charged them to...