Sports Image® Welcomes New Franchise in Florida

Dayton, OH – July 2013 – Sports Image®, a leader in the high school and youth sports marketing industry, has just awarded another Florida Sports Marketing Franchise to Mr. Darren Kempf in the St. Petersburg area.  Sports Image® now has “local ownership” in 13 different states in just its first three years of franchising to help schools and organizations.

“Ever since graduating from Penn State University in 2010, I knew I wanted to take my career into the realm of sports marketing,” said Mr. Kempf. “It’s undoubtedly taken some time to find out what exactly that might consist of, but after learning about Sports Image®, I haven’t looked back.”

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 Sports Image’s 5 different revenue opportunities and by leveraging existing relationships, they have 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 Darren on our team,” stated Eric Horstman, President of Sports Image®. “His evident enthusiasm and passion make 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.”

Mr. Kempf adds,  “There are many throughout Tampa Bay that can benefit from partnering with Sports Image®.  My intention is to show everyone that I’m here to help and plan to for the long haul.”

Sports Image Welcomes Newest Franchise In Florida

Sports Image® is thrilled to announce our latest franchise in the state of Florida!  We proudly welcome Darren Kempf of St. Petersburg to the team, our third franchisee of the state.  Darren is eager to start working the principles of Sports Image® to raise funding in the Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg area.  Welcome Darren!

2nd Annual Skillz Academy A Big Success

We are thrilled to have just completed our second annual Good Samaritan Hospital Flyin’ to the Hoop Skillz Academy!  The camp was a success with close to 150 attendees from nearby cities, taking place this year at Centerville High School.  The 2-day event gives kids the opportunities to work with a number of great high school coaches to hone their basketball skills and play against a diverse set of young talent, including the opposite sex.  Check out our interview below for a great look at the camp:

http://fox45now.com/shared/sports/features/local/stories/wrgt_vid_2222.shtml

 

Gary Player Showcases Body At 77

Golf legend, Gary Player, proves that age is nothing but a number.  At 77 years old, the retired golfer has been asked to pose nude for ESPN’s Body Issue edition, proving that good health and physical activity can take make all the difference.  Gary’s views on America’s obesity, partially due to the cut in athletic programs, goes hand-in-hand with what we strive to protect at Sports Image®.  Our goal is to keep athletic programs funded so kids can get out and learn healthy habits from the start!

http://www.athleticbusiness.com/articles/lexisnexis.aspx?lnarticleid=1931963536&lntopicid=136030023&topic=3,200

A Man of Integrity’s Story

If you found out your boss overpaid you, would you keep the money knowing you didn’t earn it or would you do the honest thing and let him know the error? MLB pitcher Jeremy Affeldt was challenged with this dilemma. Due to a typing error in his contract, the Giants paid him an extra $500,000 dollars. When Affeldt discovered the error, he decided to give the money back even though he legally could have kept it. In an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, Affeldt stated, “I talked to Bobby (Vice President and Assistant General Manager of the Giants) the next day and said, ‘I can’t take that money. I won’t sleep well at night knowing I took that money because every time I open my paycheck, I’ll know it’s not right.’”

What a great demonstration of integrity. In life, your integrity will be constantly challenged—whether it’s by receiving too much change at check out or not being charged for an item on the bottom of your grocery cart. What would you do?
Read more of Jeremy’s story here:

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/jeremy-affeldt-returns-500-000-san-francisco-giants-174036471.html

Sports Image® Welcomes New Franchise in Alabama

Dayton, OH – July 2013 – Sports Image®, a leader in the high school and youth sports marketing industry, has just awarded another Sports Marketing Franchise to Mr. Blake Martin of Daphne, AL. Sports Image® now has “local ownership” in 14 different states in just its first three years of franchising to help schools and organizations.

“I have always loved high school sports and everything that they stand for. I learned a lot of ‘life lessons’ playing sports in high school and I have always tried to find ways to stay involved in some form or fashion,” stated Mr. Martin. “When I came across the opportunity that Sports Image® offers I immediately knew that this was for me. So many school and organizations are struggling with funding and to be able to provide them with desperately needed equipment and money is very exciting to me.”

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 Sports Image’s 5 different revenue opportunities and by leveraging existing relationships, they have 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 Blake on our team,” stated Eric Horstman, President of Sports Image®. “His connections and passion make for a great fit with Sports Image® and our mission to help schools and other grassroots organizations.  Alabama schools and organizations are going to benefit because of his efforts.”

“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.”

“I can’t wait to get started working with schools and organizations here on the Gulf Coast to help take some of the financial burden off of parent’s, coaches, and administrators so they can focus on what they do best, preparing kids to succeed both on and off of the field,” stated Mr. Martin.

Life After Sports

A great story about the Buckeyes and their smart move to plan for work life after the game.

http://buckeyextra.dispatch.com/content/stories/2013/06/23/buckeyes-plan-for-life-after-football.html