McHenry High School Poms and Local Maaco Store Team Up to Raise Funds with Car Wash, Saturday, July 30th

McHenry, Illinois– The McHenry High School Pom Squad is raising some much needed funds by partnering up with the McHenry Maaco Collision Repair & Auto Painting for a car wash on Saturday, July 30th from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

The car wash will take place in the parking lot of the local Maaco at 2826 Barney Court, McHenry, IL 60051 (just north of Culver’s (Rt 120) under the McHenry water tower).

The Pom squad will be able to keep all the money raised from each car wash. Additionally, Tony Licocci, owner of the McHenry Maaco, will also donate 10 percent of painting services estimated or appointed during the event.

Maaco recently partnered with Sports Image at select shops throughout the country to help raise revenue for local high schools. Scott King, owner of Sports Image Northern Illinois, has worked with Tony Licocci, owner of McHenry Maaco, and Natalie Simek, coach of McHenry High School Poms, to coordinate this exciting event.

Please come out and show your support for this important project.



McHenry High School Poms



Sports Image Awards 14th Franchise in Virginia

Dayton, OH – July 2011 – Sports Image®, a leader in the high school and youth sports marketing industry,  has just awarded their 14th Sports Marketing Franchise to Mr. Glenn Harper of Midlothian, VA.  This is the first franchise awarded in the state of Virginia. Mr. Harper joins thirteen other existing franchises in ten 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.

On the subject of high school sports, Mr. Harper states: “Having coached high school girls basketball, served as booster president and having two daughters who played high school sports I have seen how sports build character and sense of team like nothing else. When I started to see the struggles so many schools and organizations were having getting the resources they needed to provide our young people the opportunity to succeed — I really wanted to be part of a solution.”

“Glenn is going to be a great addition to our growing Sports Image® network,” said Mr. Eric Horstman, President of Sports Image®. “His practical experience in business management partnered with his coaching experience and school connections are the perfect fit for helping local schools and organizations throughout central Virginia.”

“I was starting to look for a new career to allow me to utilize my experience in sports and desire to help make a difference. When I saw what Sports Image® was doing to help schools and organizations get the items that they needed for free it was a no brainer to want to join the team,” stated Mr. Harper. “The more I have learned about Sports Image® and what they are all about, the more my excitement builds to get rolling as their first franchise in Virginia!”

“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 on the groundfloor 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.”

To get involved or to get your school or organization some help – visit

Troy High School Mailed Check From Sports Image

Troy High School, OH was just mailed a check for close to $500 from Sports Image® as part of its shared revenue program.  The school had previously received a new scrolling board thanks to local sponsors working together with Sports Image® in support of the school.  We wish Troy High School the best!

Sports Image Signs On 14th Franchisee

We are happy to announce Franchisee #14 – our first in the state of Virginia — to Mr. Glenn Harper of Midlothian, VA.  Glenn is an active member of his community as the President of the James River HS Sports and a girls HS basketball coach which will serve his new business well.  Look for our official press release soon but until then — Welcome to Team Sports Image®, Glenn.

Wauconda High School Raising Funds for a New Scoreboard at the Athletic Field

Wauconda, Illinois– Wauconda High School will soon be the recipient of a brand-new scoreboard at Ray Porten Athletic field. The scoreboard will be state-of-the-art and the school will get it absolutely FREE without any work or financial obligation on behalf of the school. 

The scoreboard project started as an agreement between the high school Athletic Director, James Vanfleet and Sports Image®. Sports Image® is responsible for securing advertising around the scoreboard.  In years to come, the school will receive revenue for their athletic programs as a result of future sponsorships on the scoreboard.

“This is a great opportunity for both Wauconda High School and local/regional businesses,” said Scott King, Owner, Sports Image® Northern Illinois. “The school is going to get a very high quality product and revenue for their athletic department whereas the sponsor will receive great exposure at the sporting events and the knowledge that they helped their local high school. The reduction in state educational budgets has made it possible for local/regional businesses to truly partner with Wauconda High School.”

“By working together with our business community and Sports Image we hope to make this wonderful upgrade to our main athletic field as soon as possible,” says James Vanfleet, Athletic Director at Wauconda High School.

Sports Image Helps Maryland Ravens Wheelchair Basketball Team

Sports Image is working with the Maryland Ravens Wheelchair Basketball team to raise revenue for their upcoming season. The goal is to return to the national championships for the first time since the Maryland Ravens won the Division III National Championship in 2006.

The Maryland Ravens are a non-profit organization that provides wheelchair basketball as a competitive recreational program for many of Maryland’s physically impaired youth and adults. The Maryland Ravens also conduct a Disability Awareness Program where they visit schools and businesses and speak about handicap awareness, and the importance of education, setting goals, and using your abilities to live life to the fullest.


The Maryland Ravens are looking for the time and space to play. Your school can host a wheelchair basketball game as a fundraiser, where the proceeds go to your school, you can find more info here. The Maryland Ravens can bring their Disability Awareness Program to your school and play a wheelchair basketball game against your faculty, staff or students.


The Maryland Ravens are looking for sponsors to help generate the funds needed to go to the national championships.

Sponsorships include:

  • Signage on wheelchairs
  • Signage on the trailer that transports chairs to events
  • Recognition on website
  • Name announcements through PA at events.
  • Recognition in e-newsletter
  • Distribution of promotional items during events
  • Wearing promotional items, such as jackets, shirts, or hats at events

To compete on a national level in any sport requires hard work, practice, coaching, determination, equipment, physical conditioning and financial support. You can help the Maryland Ravens achieve their goal of returning to the national championships.

One Team…One Dream

National Champions 2006