Sports Image® Awards First Franchise in New York

Dayton, OH – June 2011 – Sports Image®, a leader in the high school and youth sports marketing industry,  has just awarded their 13th Sports Marketing Franchise to Michael & Sheri Anspach of Wantagh, NY.  This is the first franchise awarded in the state of New York. The Anspachs join twelve other existing franchises in nine different states awarded by Sports Image® in just its first two years of franchising.

Since 2002, Sports Image® has helped schools and organizations obtain state-of-the-art equipment and much needed revenue for their athletic programs as budgets continue to dry up nationwide. The program has zero cost to the schools and organizations. Through its’ unique, grassroots sports marketing approach and by leveraging existing relationships, Sports Image® has given over $700,000 in cash and over $8,500,000 in equipment to schools and organizations throughout the United States and in Canada.

“Michael & Sheri are going to be a great addition to our growing Sports Image® franchise network,” said Mr. Eric Horstman, President of Sports Image®. “Michael’s practical experience in business and management partnered with Sheri’s zest for helping others and outgoing personality is the perfect fit for helping local schools and organizations throughout Long Island.”

“We feel the Sports Image model is that missing puzzle piece that will help us do great things in New York, yet still give us the flexibility to be the best parents to our little boys,” stated the Anspachs. “We are super excited about helping local schools and organizations in the community.  When do we start?”

“Sports Image® is the first national franchise to market through youth sports.  We’ve been helping schools, clubs, community Parks and Recs, churches, and other youth organizations offset Pay-to-Play for over 10 years. In July 2009 we franchised our organization to put vested business owners in local markets across the country,” said Mr. Horstman.  “We are on pace to have over 20+ franchises operating across the country by the end of 2011.”

$1,000 Check Sent to Clio High School

Clio High School, MI just received a check for $1,000 on behalf of the Sports Image® revenue sharing program.  Thanks to the help of sponsors working with Sports Image®, the school was able to purchase a new scrolling table, with funds on the way for use in their athletic department.  We hope Clio High School enjoys the revenue!


Dayton, OH – June 2011 – The NBA draft was full of Good Samaritan Flyin’ to the Hoop Alumni last evening.  In total, 8 past participants of the annual event were drafted into the NBA – 5 of which went in the first round.  Every January, the event brings the best talent from around the country to play against the best Ohio teams at the Trent Arena in Dayton, OH in what is regarded as one of the premiere high school basketball showcases in the nation. 

This year the drafted alumni included:

  • #4 Overall Tristan Thompson (of Findlay Prep, NV) to Cleveland Cavaliers
  • #8 Brandon Knight (Pinecrest HS, FL) to Detroit Pistons
  • #21 Nolan Smith (Oak Hill Academy, VA) to Portland Trailblazers
  • #28 Norris Cole (Dunbar, OH) to Miami Heat
  • #29 Cory Joseph (Findlay Prep, NV) to San Antonio Spurs
  • #37 Trey Thompkins (Oak Hill Academy,VA ) to LA Clippers (w/ other former FTTH player DeAndre Jordan)
  • #39 Jeremy Tyler (San Diego HS, CA) to Golden State – Jeremy played his senior year of high school overseas, and
  • #52 Deandre Liggins (Findlay Prep, NV) to Orlando Magic.

These 8 draftees will join 11 other Good Sam Flyin’ to the Hoop Alumni in the NBA next fall.

Since 2003, the Good Samaritan Flyin’ to the Hoop Invitational has featured more than 250 players that have gone on to play Division I College Basketball—including 15 McDonalds All Americans and now 19 NBA players. Teams from more than 20 different states have been represented. The annual event showcases approximately 30 teams each year playing 16 games over the MLK, Jr. holiday weekend in January. Each year more than 200 members of the media and college coaches nationwide attend the event along with 16,000+ fans.

This year’s event to be played again at the Trent Arena in Dayton, Ohio will be the 10-year anniversary of the showcase.  The dates for the 10-year anniversary will be January 13 (Fri), 14, 15, 16, 2012.  Games will be added on Friday night this upcoming year because of the abundance of teams that would like to participate.  So far, over 20 teams have been contracted to play including national power Findlay Prep (NV) and 5 time state champion in Georgia, Norcross High School. 

Sports Image® is the parent company of Good Samaritan Hospital Flyin’ to the Hoop.

Western Kentucky Receives Revenue Sharing Checks

Thanks to a hefty sponsorship by a local area McDonald’s, 8 schools in Western Kentucky were able to receive $4,800 as part of the Sports Image® revenue sharing program.  Checks will be presented to the lucky schools for the much needed use in their athletic departments.  We wish each school the best and hope this revenue helps keep their athletic programs strong.

Sports Image Provides Stewardson-Strausburg A Check

Stewardson-Strausburg High School, IL is the happy recipient of a revenue sharing check from Sports Image®.  As part of its promise to get schools the revenue and equipment they need, Sports Image® was able to not only purchase a new scoring table, but provided the school with a check for $500.  More revenue sharing is scheduled to take place in the future.  Congratulations Stewardson-Strausburg!

Sports Image Helps Clover Hill By Sending Revenue

Once again, Sports Image® has helped school athletic programs stay alive by providing revenue to schools through revenue sharing.  A check for $800 was recently sent to Clover Hill High School, VA and more checks are headed its way.   Sports Image® was also able to connect sponsors to the school in order to purchase a new football scoreboard.  Congratulations Clover Hill!

Sports Image Sends Check To Greenville High School

Keeping in true fashion to the principles of helping school programs across the United States, Sports Image® sent Greenville High School, MI a check for $1,120.  This check was a result of the revenue sharing program that Sports Image® offers for renewals of sponsorships on athletic equipment purchased by Sports Image®.  The school not only received the new equipment, but also received money to be used for their athletic program, with more checks on the way.  Congratulations Greenville High School!