Bullying By Coaches – What Crosses The Line?

Very interesting article about coaching styles and bullying in sports.  The clip in the article displays a disgusting reality of the treatment of players by coaches.  Links can be accessed below:

Article:

http://www.athleticbusiness.com/articles/lexisnexis.aspx?lnarticleid=1876022279&lntopicid=136030023

Video:

http://youtu.be/rbaYqcMMZ6A

Manchester High School (VA) Welcomes New Scoreboard

Manchester High School (VA) is thankful for their new scoreboard provided by Sports Image®.  The school needed the equipment in a hurry and contacted our very own, Tom Carmichael, who quickly raised the funding for the board in time for the season.  The bottom row has already been filled with new sponsorships!

Final OH Rankings published for Boy’s HS Basketball

A link below to the final Ohio Boys Rankings heading into the playoffs….and the tourney is well represented with:

  • 4 tourney schools in Division I in the final Top Ten represented;
  • 6 tourney schools (including #1) in Division II in the final Top Ten represented;
  • 1 tourney school (the #1 school) in Division III in the final Top Ten represented

http://www.jjhuddle.com/news/articles/2011/2/28/ohshjjhuddle-boys-basketball-power-poll-champions-crowned

Good Samaritan Hospital Flyin’ to the Hoop is the subsidiary of Sports Image®

Marketers Are Joining the Varsity

Athletes, if they are talented, train hard and get a break or two, can climb the sports ladder from high school to college to the pros. Madison Avenue, sensing a lucrative opportunity, is heading the other way.

Decades after marketers began selling products by capitalizing on consumer interest in professional teams, then college teams, they are becoming big boosters of high school sports.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/11/business/media/11adcol.html?_r=1

Sports Image® Welcomes 11th Franchise From Connecticut

Dayton, OH – Janauary 2011 – Sports Image® has just awarded their 11th Sports Marketing Franchise to Ms. Katie Klein of Fairfield, CT.  Sports Image®, a leader in the high school and youth sports marketing industry, has franchise locations in Connecticut, Kentucky, Illinois, Ohio, Maryland, Indiana, Florida and Georgia.

“Katie is going to be a great addition to our Sports Image® franchise network,” said Mr. Eric Horstman, President of Sports Image®.  “Her practical experience in fund raising and in supporting local schools and sports teams is going to greatly benefit youth organizations in Connecticut.”

Since 2002, Sports Image® has helped high schools and organizations obtain state-of-the-art equipment and much needed revenue for their athletic programs as budgets have dried up nationwide.  Through its’ unique, grassroots sports marketing approach and by levering existing relationships, Sports Image® has given over $600,000 in cash and over $7,500,000 in equipment to schools and organizations in the United States and in Canada.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to be combining my passion for helping volunteer associations, our family’s commitment to youth sports, and my desire to partner sponsors and worthy organizations together through creative marketing programs, ” stated Ms. Klein.  “Youth team sports are exploding in Fairfield County and I’m excited at the thought of playing an active role in continuing to faciliate this growth through Sports Image®.”

“Sports Image® is the first national franchise to market through youth sports.  We’ve been helping schools, clubs, community Parks and Recs, churches, and other youth organizations offset Pay to Play for over 10 years.  In July 2009 we franchised our organization to put vested business owners in local markets across the country,” said Mr. Horstman.  “We are on pace to have over 30 franchises operating across the country by the end of 2011.”

Sports marketing firm adds 10th franchisee

A Dayton-area sports marketing company inked its 10th franchisee.

Sports Image announced Greg Keightley of Bowling Green, Ky. purchased the company’s final Kentucky territory.

Miamisburg-based Sports Image focuses mainly on high school and youth sports programs, brokering sponsorship deals with local, regional and national companies. In exchange for cash, companies can get everything from an advertisement on a scoreboard to being included as part of game day promotions and public address announcements. For its work, Sports Image gets a cut of the sponsorship dollars, which varies.

http://www.bizjournals.com/dayton/news/2010/11/08/sports-marketing-firm-inks-10th.html?ed=2010-11-08&s=article_du&ana=e_du_pub

Loving Our New Home….Omni Office

As you may recall, Sports Image® recently moved into a bigger office space in Miamisburg, Ohio from our office in Franklin.  We finally got around to taking some photos of our suite to share with you all.  Check out our new digs-we hope you like them!

Front Entrance

Luxurious Conference Room 🙂

Open Office Area

Miamisburg sports advertising firm signs latest franchisee

A local sports marketing company is gearing up to saturate the country with its brand and business model. Miamisburg-based Sports Image® recently signed a deal with its seventh franchisee — which straddles the Dayton and Cincinnati markets — and looks to more than double its franchise tally by the end of the year.

http://www.sportsimageinc.com/news/daytonbus.pdf