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.