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.”