Mt. Olive Parks and Recreation (NC) Scores New Equipment From Sports Image

Thanks to the hard work of Scott Kennedy, our North Carolina franchise owner, Mt. Olive Parks and Recreation has now received a second scoreboard this year.  Sports Image® is proud to help parks and recreation facilities around the nation receive the equipment they need at no cost to them.  Take a look at the scoreboard photo below – it looks great!

Scott Kennedy Stands With Proud Sponsors

 

Mt. Olive Parks and Rec Department (NC) Receives Scoreboard Courtesy of Sports Image

Scott Kennedy of Sports Image® has just finished installing 1 of 3 new scoreboards for Mt. Olive Parks and Recreation Department (NC).  Thanks to the local sponsors for working with Scott to raise funds for the new equipment at ZERO cost to the organization.  The board looks great!

1st of 3 New Scoreboards

Sports Image Teams Up With Little League Park

Sports Image® franchisee, Scott Kennedy, just completed three LED baseball boards for a Little League park in Kenansville, North Carolina.  All the sponsors for the boards have been secured and they are ready for use by the teams.  Check out the photo of one below, it looks great! Congratulations to Scott and thank you to those wonderful supporters in the community.

Sports Image Teams Up With Semi-Professional Football

Sports Image®, NC, has just joined forces with the Wilmington Tigers to raise $25,000 in revenue for the organization.  The Wilmington Tigers, a minor league football team in Wilmington, NC, is embarking on its 8th season in operation and due to their continued success of seasons past, the team has been awarded a multi-year contract to play their home games at the legendary Legion Stadium Sports Complex, where they play matches such as the Superbowl which is the biggest event in football and where people like do bets online.  The Tigers focus on their main mission of providing a strong, community-based program that provides a fun and affordable venue for football fans as well as allow talented athletes the ability to showcase their skills.  The team’s General Manager, Dr. Christopher Harris, has committed to a 2 year agreement with Sports Image® owner, Scott Kennedy, for its marketing efforts in the community and Scott is eager to help the Wilmington Tigers reach their goal! As Football Index isn’t a bookmaker per-se (you’re not placing bets on specific events, but instead, purchasing virtual stocks and shares in footballers) there aren’t actually betting markets available. However, that doesn’t mean you won’t have plenty of choice. I was pleased to find that they offer a tremendous number of players, spanning a variety of different leagues. In a recent interview with the site’s CEO – Adam Cole – the company revealed that as they allow players from more countries to join they’ll be expanding the number of sports leagues you’ll be able to play. I’ll be keeping a close eye on this and will update this review accordingly when new leagues become available. For now, you’ll be able to purchase players from UK, Swedish, Canadian and Irish leagues. Unlike many traditional football betting apps, Football Index is very well designed. The website looks state-of-the-art and fits well with the modern, futuristic function it aims to provide players. A clear navigation menu allows you to work your way around the site, and once you’re logged in you’ll see all the different trading options available to you. One of my favourite parts of the site was the sign-up function. Many sportsbooks make you go through quite a long-winded sign-up process and that’s just not the case with Football Index. You can even auto-populate some sign-up details using Facebook/Google if you want. Football Index also works seamlessly on mobile devices. You don’t need to download anything (although they do have an iOS and Android app if you prefer) and as long as you have a working internet connection you’ll be all set. I even found the account creation process to be simple from their mobile-optimized too – something which I can’t say about the vast majority of bookies today. You can check the very interesting concept about Football Index Review here. When I was putting this review of Football Index together I wanted to see exactly which payment methods were available to punters. Unfortunately, it appears as though Football Index currently offer just two payment methods – both of which are debit and credit cards. They allow you to make deposits and withdrawals using VISA and MasterCard only. Supported Payment Methods: When I was putting this review of Football Index together I wanted to see exactly which payment methods were available to punters. Unfortunately, it appears as though Football Index currently offer just two payment methods – both of which are debit and credit cards. They allow you to make deposits and withdrawals using VISA and MasterCard only. Supported Payment Methods: Debit Card I find this to be a bit disappointing. I’d have thought a site with as much momentum as Football Index would offer a great selection of payment methods – although they may well add more in future. When it comes to depositing and withdrawing, you will not be charged any fees to do so. This is a positive point – and I simply can’t stand when bookmakers charge you to cash out your own winnings! They also process winnings quickly, and I found on their website that they process all outstanding withdrawals each working day between the hours of 12PM and 3PM. I find this to be a bit disappointing. I’d have thought a site with as much momentum as Football Index would offer a great selection of payment methods – although they may well add more in future. When it comes to depositing and withdrawing, you will not be charged any fees to do so. This is a positive point – and I simply can’t stand when bookmakers charge you to cash out your own winnings! They also process winnings quickly, and I found on their website that they process all outstanding withdrawals each working day between the hours of 12PM and 3PM. As with any kind of financial trading, Football Index takes security incredibly seriously. I’m told that the site uses state-of-the-art technology to ensure the trading system cannot be abused, and software runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure the mechanism isn’t being taken advantage of. I also mentioned licensed a bit earlier on in this review. Football Index currently holds two online gambling licenses. The first, is from the UK’s Gambling Commission. The UKGC are one of the world’s leading online gambling regulators, and they ensure that Football Index adheres to all relevant laws and restrictions. The company also holds a gambling license from the Jersey Gambling Commission. They’re not as well-known as the UKGC, but they allow the bookmaker to offer their services to punters outside the UK. They are also a voluntary member of IBAS. Once I’ve joined a bookmaker I’m in the process of reviewing, one of the first things I look at is the customer support facilities available to me. Like all leading bookmakers, Football Index offer live chat support. You’ll see a “Chat With Us’ button on the bottom left-hand-corner of the website. Clicking on this will pop out a small chat box, where you simply need to enter your name, email and message. You will then be connected with a trained customer support rep in a minute or two. If you prefer, you can also get in touch with the customer support team via email and telephone – although in my opinion it’s a lot easier just to use live chat. The team is pretty good at helping you out and the wait times are minimal, so I feel it’s the best way of getting in touch by far.

 

Sports Image® Awards 17th Franchise in North Carolina

Dayton, OH – November 2011– Sports Image®, a leader in the high school and youth sports marketing industry,  has just awarded their 17th Sports Marketing Franchise to Mr. Scott Kennedy of Beaulaville, NC.  This is the first franchise awarded in the state of North Carolina. Mr. Kennedy joins sixteen other existing franchises in ten different states awarded by Sports Image® in just its first two-and-a-half years of franchising.

“After culminating in one career that was a life dedicated to protecting and serving others, I wanted to start a new career that would allow me to continue to be a public servant and help others.  Sports Image® was that career opportunity — all while I get to own my own business,” stated Mr. Kennedy.

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 its’ unique, grassroots sports marketing approach and by leveraging existing relationships, Sports Image® has given over $850,000 in cash and over $10,000,000 in equipment to schools and organizations throughout the United States and in Canada.

“Scott is going to be a great addition to our growing Sports Image® franchise network,” said Mr. Eric Horstman, President of Sports Image®. “As a Former Assistant Special Agent in Charge with the State of North Carolina he is uniquely qualified in understanding the true meaning of the word ‘team’ and in looking out for the good for everyone vs. only thinking of himself.”

Mr. Kennedy adds: “I spend a large majority of my time working with kids and coaching youth sports and I am extremely excited that through the Sports Image® family I will be able to provide free equipment and revenue to schools and organizations.  I also am eager to reach out to municipalities and recreation teams and help them with projects and programs.  Sports Image®’s stellar background and proven business plan will be a blessing to the counties I will serve in Southeastern North Carolina.”

Training in Progress….

Sports Image® has a full house of our newest franchisees and they are ready to learn the ropes of the company.  Scott Kennedy (NC), Tom & Joe Carmichael (VA) and Whalen Ng (OH) are all posing in their Sports Image® gear and ready to learn.  Welcome to our office!

Sorry for the blurry photo!   Eric is many things,  but clearly not a professional photographer.

The gang ready to start training day #2

 

17th Franchise Joins Sports Image!

Sports Image® is happy to announce that it officially has a 17th franchise on board!  Scott Kennedy, NC, is our newest franchisee and we couldn’t be happier to introduce our first franchise in the state.  Scott is the 3rd franchisee to come on board in the last two weeks, and we are looking forward to him joining the Sports Image® team.  Welcome and congratulations Scott!