Sports Image® Welcomes New Franchise in Georgia

Dayton, OH – January 2014 – Sports Image®, a leader in the high school and youth sports marketing industry, has awarded a Sports Marketing Franchise to Art & Denise Picus in the state of Georgia. Sports Image® now has “local ownership” in 13 different states in just its first four years of franchising to help schools and organizations increase their revenue streams and get new equipment. 

“We have wanted to do something which involved sports and helping schools, having been part of our own children’s high sports organizations. As a participant of my children’s athletic programs and Vice President of the Swim Team Booster Board, I can empathize the great need for financial support, which has typically impacted the athlete’s families,” stated Mrs. Picus. “There is an urgent need for that support outside of the limited financial budgets that schools currently have.”

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 $15,000,000 in equipment to schools and organizations throughout the United States and in Canada.

We are very excited to have Art and Denise on our team,” stated Eric Horstman, President of Sports Image®. “Their business experience, connections and contagious energy make a great fit with Sports Image® and our mission to help schools and other grassroots organizations.”

“Sports Image® was exactly what we were looking for,” stated Mrs. Picus.  “We think it’s very important to support school athletic programs and instill sports in the lives of children.   We, ourselves, come from high school sports and are still involved athletes today.  The “love of sports” starts with our young people and needs to be nurtured.”

“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.”

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