An Emotional First At-Bat

Drew Bonner, a  student struggling with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, was honored to have a chance to be first at-bat for his team.  Check out the emotional clip below:

http://socialhub.usatodayhss.com/social-hub/blogs/item/179-an-emotional-at-bat

Union to Replace Full-Time AD with Part-Timers

In an attempt to have more hands on contact with students, one school district opts to hire part-time ADs.

http://www.athleticbusiness.com/articles/lexisnexis.aspx?lnarticleid=1881605090&lntopicid=136030023

 

Sports Image® Welcomes New Franchise in Wisconsin

Dayton, OH – April 2013 – Sports Image®, a leader in the high school and youth sports marketing industry, has just awarded their 1st Wisconsin Sports Marketing Franchise to Mrs. Christina Williams of Sun Prairie, WI. Christina joins existing franchises in 12 different states now awarded by Sports Image® in just its first three years of franchising.

“I have always been open to new ideas.  When I first saw Sports Image®, I felt that with my background, this would be a perfect fit.  And with four children, I fully understand the effects that shrinking educational and sports budgets have on families,” stated Mrs. Williams. “The thought of combining the opportunity to make a difference in communities with owning my own business was a very exciting prospect. I can’t wait to get started!”

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 $1,000,000 in cash and over $11,000,000 in equipment to schools and organizations throughout the United States and in Canada.

“We are very excited to have Christina on our team,” stated Eric Horstman, President of Sports Image®. “Her passion in our concept is evident.  Christina’s experience, coupled with her outgoing personality, makes for a great fit with Sports Image® and our mission to help schools and other grassroots organizations.”

“Sports Image® is the first national franchise to market through youth sports.  We’ve been helping schools, clubs, community Parks and Recs and other youth organizations offset budget constraints for over 10 years. In July 2009 we franchised our organization to put vested business owners on the ground floor in local markets across the country,” said Mr. Horstman.  “We now have many franchisees across the nation helping individual schools and organizations achieve their goals.”

To get involved or to get your school or organization some help – visit www.sportsimageinc.com.

Florida Bill Passes For High School Sports

This article is pretty significant for FL schools.  We wonder if it will have any trickle effect into other states as well.

http://www.athleticbusiness.com/articles/lexisnexis.aspx?lnarticleid=1882577866&lntopicid=136030023

 

Sports Image Welcomes Wisconsin Franchise!

We are happy to announce our newest franchise owners, Mark and Christina Williams.  The couple will head up our first Wisconsin franchise territory near the Madison area and are excited to be part of our team.  We couldn’t be happier to welcome the pair to Sports Image® and help spread our value of taking the pay out of play.  Welcome Mark and Christina!

Palm Beach County Schools (FL) Losing Equipment To Nature

Interesting article on Palm Beach County Schools (FL) and their constant loss of balls to nearby canal and groves.  As foul balls are washed far away, the schools continue to lose over $1,000 a year in product.  This is another reason why we strive to help provide revenue and equipment to schools and organizations in need.  As funding is tight, we help to alleviate the stress on athletic budgets.

http://www.athleticbusiness.com/articles/lexisnexis.aspx?lnarticleid=1876788084&lntopicid=136030023

 

 

Bullying By Coaches – What Crosses The Line?

Very interesting article about coaching styles and bullying in sports.  The clip in the article displays a disgusting reality of the treatment of players by coaches.  Links can be accessed below:

Article:

http://www.athleticbusiness.com/articles/lexisnexis.aspx?lnarticleid=1876022279&lntopicid=136030023

Video:

http://youtu.be/rbaYqcMMZ6A