Dayton, OH – March 2014 – Sports Image®, a leader in the high school and youth sports marketing industry, has awarded a Sports Marketing Franchise to John & Kathy Hornby in the Philadelphia, PA area. 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.
“After spending more than 20 years in the corporate world, I was able to take advantage of an opportunity to leave it behind and start my own business in 2012,” stated Mr. Hornby. “As I moved forward with the business, I quickly recognized that a significant opportunity existed to help Schools, Teams, Leagues, Sports Booster and other organizations with a wide variety of fund raising initiatives. As I searched for new solutions and innovative revenue streams, I came across Sports Image® and I knew that it was an opportunity that I needed to look into further.”
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.
“We are very excited to have The Hornby’s on our team,” stated Eric Horstman, President of Sports Image®. “Their business experience, creative thinking and attention to detail make a great fit with Sports Image® and our mission to help schools and other grassroots organizations.”
“As a former high school athlete and youth lacrosse coach, and being actively involved in the local high school sports community, I’ve developed a strong appreciation and passion for the life skills and experiences that are gained and developed through participation in sports,” stated Mr. Hornby. “Unfortunately, schools and athletic programs across the country are facing significant pressure due to budget cuts. These cuts are a serious threat to some sports programs and have a direct impact on the student-athletes, their families and their communities. I’m excited to leverage the strength and support of Sports Image® and I look forward to executing a proven game plan that will serve the needs of youth & interscholastic sports programs and other organizations throughout the Delaware Valley area.”
“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 many 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.