Personal Trainers for Prep Athletes: Is There Value?

Rashan Gary explodes off the line, then uses a meaty forearm to propel the offensive tackle backward and to the right before Gary makes a quick move to the left to knock down the tackling dummy at Nike’s The Opening football camp last month in Oregon.

The move is emblematic of the talent that makes Gary, a defensive tackle for Paramus (N.J.) Catholic, the No. 1 recruit in the 2016 class, according to 247Sports.com’s composite rankings.

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Sports Image® Welcomes New Franchise in North Carolina

Dayton, OH – August 2015 – Sports Image®, a leader in the high school and youth sports marketing industry, has awarded a Sports Marketing Franchise to the partnership of Mr. Tim Clougherty and Mr. Keith Fogleman in the Raleigh, NC area. Sports Image® now has local ownership in 11 different states to help schools and organizations increase their revenue streams and get new equipment as the struggle for funding their athletic departments continues.

“Having played and officiated high school sports in North Carolina and having three children that are also involved in youth sports I realize how much sports builds character and how important it is for these organizations to not only exist but thrive,” said Mr. Clougherty. “Both Keith and I have officiated NCAA division 1 basketball for over 15 years and you see some of the inventive ways that College institutions raise money through corporate and individual sponsorships. It only makes sense that high schools and other organizations tap into that market. We look forward to helping institutions in our area do just that.”

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. In addition, Sports Image® also focuses on Event Management and runs one of the most recognized high school basketball events in the nation. Through Sports Image’s ‘5 different revenue opportunities’ and by leveraging existing relationships, they have given over $1,000,000 in cash and over $15,000,000 in equipment to schools and organizations throughout the United States and in Canada.

“With their long history of involvement in sports by both of these gentlemen, we are very fortunate and excited to have them now as part of our team,” stated Eric Horstman, President of Sports Image®. “Their passion for sports and in helping communities and their networking circles make a great addition to Sports Image® and our mission to help schools and other grassroots organizations.”

“Speaking with friends who are either high school coaches or athletic directors you quickly realize how much they struggle to make ends meet and how much a company like Sports Image® can make a difference,’ stated Mr. Fogleman. “The more I researched what Sports Image® was doing across the country to help schools and organizations get either extra funding or the equipment they needed to survive, the more I knew it was something I wanted to be a part of.”

“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 late 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 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.

Milton Union High School (OH) Receives Check From Sports Image®

Sports Image® is happy to provide Milton Union High School (OH) with a check for about $1,200 toward their athletic department.  These funds will help pump up their athletic program and offset the cost of youth sports.  We love to take the PAY out of PLAY!