Corporate Sponsors Help Schools Finance Athletics

It’s no secret that schools are feeling the aftermath of the economy and are struggling to keep athletic departments active.  For this reason, the importance of obtaining corporate sponsorships is dire in the sport industry.  Sports Image® has helped schools and organizations meet their goals of not only maintaining, but improving their athletic programs by putting these organizations in touch with corporate sponsors.  Check out the article below which further stresses the need for school sponsorships.

http://www.indystar.com/article/20101228/SPORTS02/12280327/Schools-turning-corporate-sponsors-help-finance-athletics?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CSports

Good Samaritan Flyin’ to the Hoop Holds Successful Press Conference

Good Samaritan Flyin’ to the Hoop, a subsidiary company of Sports Image®, was thrilled to have a press conference hosted in their honor.  Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton, Ohio was happy to bring company founder, Eric Horstman, as well as other key figures in the community out to discuss the event.  The responses of the tournament have been wonderful and it looks like this upcoming year’s event is going to be another smashing success.  We cannot wait for the tournament to begin!  Check out some quotes from the conference by clicking the link below:

http://www.daytondailynews.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/dayton/hshuddle/entries/2010/12/15/what_theyre_saying_about_the_g.html

Sports Image Awards Another Franchise to Closeout Kentucky

Dayton, OH  (PRBuzz) November 9, 2010 — Sports Image® has just awarded Mr. Greg Keightley of Bowling Green, KY the 10th Sports Marketing Franchise nationwide in its first 18 months of franchising.  In doing so, Sports Image®, a leader in the high school sports marketing industry, has now awarded all available territories in the state of Kentucky.  In addition to Kentucky, Sports Image® now has a franchise presence in Illinois, Ohio, Maryland, Indiana, Florida and Georgia.

http://www.prbuzz.com/business-entrepreneur/48866-sports-image-awards.html

The Importance of Sports Marketing

Many people may wonder why sports marketing is such a big deal in today’s economy.  The fact of the matter is that as schools face financial struggles, sports programs are forced to be cut or students are charged big bucks to play.  Sports marketing brings financial support into the hands of players and allows schools to continue offering students the ability to play the sports they love.   The below article from USA Today is a great piece that stresses this same importance.

 http://www.usatoday.com/sports/preps/2004-07-29-pay-to-play_x.htm

Bayside High School to Receive Free Event Tickets

Palm Bay, FL – Sports Image is pleased to announce that sponsors have been
secured so that Bayside High School will receive all of their Event Tickets
for the 2010/2011 school year for FREE  without any work or financial
obligation on behalf of the school.

The ticket project started as an agreement between Pat Randolph of Bayside
High School and Sports Image. Sports Image was responsible for securing the
advertising for the tickets as well as handling the graphic artwork and
ticket printing.

“This is a great opportunity for local businesses to have their message
distributed to all fans attending ticketed events at Bayside High School and build their brand as well as good will in the community.  We’re very proud to partner with Twisty Cone and Tharp’s Complete Auto Care & Transmission, both on Malabar Road in Palm Bay.   Both of these fine businesses will have their logo and coupon promoting their business printed on the back of each ticket as well as be able to display a large full color banner at the school’s football stadium to showcase their business and show their support of the school,”  said Bill Wood, President of Sports Image.

For anyone interested in becoming a sponsor at the school please contact
Bill Wood at 321-329-5709.

Bayside High School Tickets

Viera High School Partners with Sports Image for Tickets

Sports marketing firm adds 10th franchisee

A Dayton-area sports marketing company inked its 10th franchisee.

Sports Image announced Greg Keightley of Bowling Green, Ky. purchased the company’s final Kentucky territory.

Miamisburg-based Sports Image focuses mainly on high school and youth sports programs, brokering sponsorship deals with local, regional and national companies. In exchange for cash, companies can get everything from an advertisement on a scoreboard to being included as part of game day promotions and public address announcements. For its work, Sports Image gets a cut of the sponsorship dollars, which varies.

http://www.bizjournals.com/dayton/news/2010/11/08/sports-marketing-firm-inks-10th.html?ed=2010-11-08&s=article_du&ana=e_du_pub

Sports Image Increases Presence in Florida

Dayton, OH – Sports Image®, a leader in the high school sports and grassroots marketing industry, announced that it has awarded its recent franchise to Mary Jane (MJ) Wardle of The Villages, FL with many more potential inquires from around the United States.  Ms. Wardle joins 10 other existing franchises awarded by Sports Image® in just its eighteenth month of franchising.  Ms. Wardle is also the first military veteran to join the Sports Image® team as a franchisee.

“We’re excited to have MJ join our team,” said Eric Horstman, President of Sports Image®. “She has a proven history of running a past business and a true passion for sports as an administrator and an athlete.  Her past work with the American Cancer Society as a Communications and Marketing Director also fits nicely into our model. She will make a fine addition to our franchise network.”

Since 2002, Sports Image® has been helping high schools and other grassroots organizations to obtain state-of-the-art equipment and much needed revenue for their athletic programs as budgets are drying up nationwide. Through its’ unique sports marketing concepts and existing relationships, Sports Image® has given over $600,000 in cash and over $7,500,000 in equipment to schools and organizations in the United States and in Canada.

“Integrating my passion for sports and grassroots organizations with business ownership is a dream-come-true for me.  I can’t wait to “team up” these organizations with businesses in a win-win scenario.  My education and experiences in sports, non-profit and military organizations both in the United States and overseas, will be beneficial to everyone,” stated Ms. Wardle.

Ms. Wardle joins fellow Sports Image® franchisee, Bill Wood of Palm Bay, FL.  Now with two Sports Image franchises in Florida, statewide schools have the ability to tap into the Sports Image® programs quickly and professionally.

“I am very excited to welcome MJ to the Sports Image® franchises and I look forward to partnering with MJ to help schools and grassroots organizations across the entire state of Florida,” exclaimed Mr. Bill Wood.

“We’ve been in business for 9 years helping schools and organizations but just recently turned our model into a registered franchise opportunity in the summer of 2009.” said Horstman.  “We are on pace to have 15 franchises operating across the country by the end of 2010.”

MJ Wardle can be contacted by phone at (352)350-4486 or by e-mail at mj@sportsimageinc.com.   Bill Wood can be reached by phone at (321)329-5709 or by e-mail at BillW@sportsimageinc.com.

Sports Image® (www.sportsimageinc.com) was founded in 2002 in Franklin, OH with the purpose of helping high schools and other grassroots organizations to obtain state-of-the-art equipment and much needed revenue for their athletic programs.  In addition, Sports Image® also founded and manages Flyin’ to the Hoop (www.flyintothehoop.com), a Top-Ranked National High School Basketball Event that pumps over $1.4M into the local Dayton, OH community annually. For more information, contact us at 937-704-9670 / eric@sportsimageinc.com or follow us on Face book, Linked-In and Twitter.