Training in Progress….

Sports Image® has a full house of our newest franchisees and they are ready to learn the ropes of the company.  Scott Kennedy (NC), Tom & Joe Carmichael (VA) and Whalen Ng (OH) are all posing in their Sports Image® gear and ready to learn.  Welcome to our office!

Sorry for the blurry photo!   Eric is many things,  but clearly not a professional photographer.

The gang ready to start training day #2


Fairfield American Little League Receives $19,905 Sponsor Check from Sports Image®!

Fairfield, Connecticut, October 21, 2011 – Fairfield American Little League (FALL) is the proud recipient of a $19,905 sponsor check, courtesy of Sports Image®.  Katie Klein, owner of Sports Image® Fairfield County presented the check this morning to Dave Pierpont, outgoing President of FALL at Gould Manor Park.  These sponsorship funds will be applied to the cost of the renovation of the fields at Gould Manor as FALL looks to improve the playing experience for their 900 participants.

“Katie’s energy and entrepreneurial spirit were key factors in 2011 being the most successful sponsorship/fundraising year in the history of Fairfield American Little League.  Katie is genuinely interested in assisting non-profit youth sports organizations hile also delivering great value and exposure on behalf of her sponsors,” said Dave Perpont.

Way to go Katie!

Katie Klein Presenting the $19,905 Check

17th Franchise Joins Sports Image!

Sports Image® is happy to announce that it officially has a 17th franchise on board!  Scott Kennedy, NC, is our newest franchisee and we couldn’t be happier to introduce our first franchise in the state.  Scott is the 3rd franchisee to come on board in the last two weeks, and we are looking forward to him joining the Sports Image® team.  Welcome and congratulations Scott!

16th Franchise Officially On Board!

Sports Image® is happy to announce that a new franchisee has come on board, making this the 16th franchise to join the company over the past 2 years.  Whalen Ng, OH, will be heading up a territory in the eastern Columbus area.  We are very excited to see Whalen join Sports Image® and can’t wait to help schools and organzations in his area get the help they need.  Good luck to Whalen and welcome aboard!

St. Petersburg High School Teams Up With Maaco for Car Wash

St.Petersburg, FL– The St. Petersburg High School Green Devils are raising some much needed funds by partnering up with St. Pete Maaco Collision Repair & Auto Painting for a car wash on Saturday, October 29th from 8 a.m -1 p.m.

The car wash will take place in the parking lot of the local brand new Maaco at 2500 34th St N St. Pete, FL 33713.

The Green Devils will be able to keep all the money raised from each car wash. Additionally, Steve Menth, owner of the St. Pete Maaco, will also donate 10 percent of all services estimated or appointed during the event.

Maaco recently partnered with Quick-y-Clean Car Detailing and Sports Image at select shops throughout the country to help raise revenue for local high schools. Bill Wood, owner of Sports Image Florida has worked with Steve Menth, owner of St. Pete Maaco, and Krsitie Delk, coach of St. Pete High School Green Devils Softball to coordinate this exciting event.

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






Sports Image Client Appreciation Night Is A Success

Bill Wood, Sports Image® franchise owner in  Palm Bay, Fl, had a smashing success with his latest client appreciation event!  Bill hosted a dinner for his clients at LongHorn’s Steakhouse last Thursday evening.  The turnout was great, which goes to show that Sports Image® builds lasting relationships with its business partners.

During the evening, clients were able to hear firsthand about upcoming business endeavours and even had a chance to win fabulous door prizes.  Another of our franchisees from the Florida area, MJ Wardle, was also on hand to make sure the clients were enjoying the evening.  The dinner was geared at celebrating the wondeful sponsors who have helped local schools receive the revenue and equipment they needed.  Bill hopes to have many more events like this in the future and couldn’t be happier with last Thursday’s function.  He recapped the evening below:

“Our Inaugural client Appreciation event at Longhorn Steakhouse was a smashing success.   We had a great turn out from a wide variety of partners including Sponsors, Athletic Directors, a Brevard County School Board Member, Vendors (OES & Nevco) and many other business associates, friends and family.   Longhorn did a fantastic job hosting and providing delicious food and drinks for our guests and thanks to our sponsors the night was filled with many, many valuable door prize giveaways ranging from a $300 Gift Card to Ideal Image to a brand new Tommy Armour Golf Bag, Candy Basket, Wine Basket, Restaurant gift cards……etc. Everyone had a great time and we’re looking forward to the next one and hope to continually make it bigger and better as a way to show our appreciation to our business partners.”

Bill Wood Alongside Jim Bird, Athletic Director at Osceola High School


Guest Jenna Weston Wins Sports Authority Golf Bag








Fabulous Door Prizes

Bexley High School To Receive Revenue Check From Sports Image®

Bexley High School, OH will be the proud recipient of a revenue sharing check on behalf of Sports Image® in the amount of $2,276.00.  This is only one of the payments on its way to the school as a result of their partnership with our company.  Congratulations Bexley High School!

Sports Image® Awards 15th Franchise in Virginia

Dayton, OH – October 2011 – Sports Image®, a leader in the high school and youth sports marketing industry,  has just awarded their 15th Sports Marketing Franchise to Mr. Tom Carmichael of Midlothian, VA.  This is the second franchise awarded in the state of Virginia.  Mr. Carmichael joins fourteen 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 $800,000 in cash and over $10,000,000 in equipment to schools and organizations throughout the United States and in Canada.

When asked about his purchase, Tom quickly states: “I had enough of Corporate America. I wanted a business opportunity for myself. Sports Image® gave me that chance two years ago as a project manager. Over those two years I was able to help many schools in my backyard to get equipment and revenue for their athletic programs. I was hooked – making money and doing ‘good’ for school sports programs was just what I was looking for. I then purchased my own Sports Image® franchise as part of that ‘American Dream.’ With Sports Image’s® winning game plan, I can now have a positive impact on sports in my community as my own business owner helping to ‘take the pay out of play.’”

“Tom is going to be a great addition to our growing Sports Image® franchise network,” said Mr. Eric Horstman, President of Sports Image®. “He is unique in the fact that Tom has actually been a sales rep with us for the past 2 years. He believes in our mission enough that he wanted to own his own territory and become a franchisee to get the best of both worlds – business owner and helping his local communities.”

“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 spring of 2012.”

Sports Image Welcomes Its 15th Franchise

Sports Image® is thrilled to announce that it has just awarded its 15th territory!  We proudly welcome Thomas Carmichael as the newest franchise owner.  Prior to becoming a franchisee, Tom was originally a project manager with Sports Image®.  His dedication and belief in our business sparked his interest in running a franchise for himself!  Tom will be heading up a territory in eastern Virginia and looks forward to helping schools and organizations strengthen their athletic programs.  Congratulations Tom and welcome to the franchise team!

Revenue Check For Gleason High School

Sports Image® has just sent Gleason High School, TN a revenue sharing check for $800.  The school also received a scoring table thanks to local sponsors who worked with Sports Image® to support Gleason High School’s athletic department.  Thanks to all who were involved in helping the school.