Premier Health Backyard Blitz In The Spotlight!

Centerville Reports Today conducted a wonderful full-length interview with Eric about the upcoming Premier Health Backyard Blitz.  We can’t wait for the event and it’s just around the corner!

For detail on the match-ups and game plan, check out the interview here:  http://mvcc.pegcentral.com/player.php?video=f8f6731d00eee6e48b95bdc1ceb1da2b

Backyard Blitz To Highlight The Best In HS Football

A great clip from our recent press conference for the Premier Health Backyard Blitz!

http://wdtn.com/2014/07/08/backyard-blitz-to-highlight-the-best-in-hs-football/

Centerville To Host First National Football Event

High-powered high school football teams from South Carolina and Illinois will trek to the Dayton area next month for the inaugural Premier Health Backyard Blitz.

Centerville High School will host the two-game event on Saturday Aug. 30th. It features:

http://www.bizjournals.com/dayton/blog/morning_call/2014/07/centerville-to-host-first-national-football-event.html?ana=e_day_rdup&s=newsletter&ed=2014-07-09&u=yWCE4vCMVYuuufs8jVjoVrld/VQ&t=1405050582

Flyin’ to Hoop Founder Tries To Recreate Magic in Dayton With Football

The man who launched a small basketball invitational in Dayton — and turned it into one of the premier high school hoop tournaments in the country — wants to do the same thing with football.

Flyin to the Hoop Founder Eric Horstman says he will unveil a schedule next week for the new Premier Health Backyard Blitz. This first season for Backyard Blitz will bring teams from South Carolina and Illinois to Dayton. Premier Health is the title sponsor for the event.

http://www.bizjournals.com/dayton/blog/2014/07/flyin-to-hoop-founder-tries-to-recreate-magic-in.html?ana=e_du_pub&s=article_du&ed=2014-07-03&u=yUCD+aqiM+CJjWQ9Euc/bjr/Ml&t=1404414655

Sports Image® Welcomes New Franchise in North Carolina

Dayton, OH – September 2013 – Sports Image®, a leader in the high school and youth sports marketing industry, has just awarded another Sports Marketing Franchise to Mr. Alvin Hill in the Charlotte, NC area.  Sports Image® now has “local ownership” in 13 different states in just its first three years of franchising to help schools and organizations.   

“As a consultant for the public school system I have seen the financial challenges schools and organizations have been up against” stated Mr. Hill.  “Sports Image ® offered a unique business model that combines my passion for sports with the opportunity to help these organizations that play an instrumental part in influencing the youth of today.”  

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 Alvin on our team,” stated Eric Horstman, President of Sports Image®. “His obvious enthusiasm, professionalism and networking in the school systems make for a great fit with Sports Image® and our mission to help schools and other grassroots organizations.”

“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.”

Mr. Hill adds, “Sports Image® brings a passionate team and support system that empowers creative thinking.  With these core qualities and a focus on taking the PAY out of PLAY……everyone wins.”

South Carolina Lawmakers Plan To Allow Ads On School Activty Buses

South Carolina school districts are considering allowing advertising on school activity buses as a way to bring in some extra revenue.  A decision has yet to be made on the topic, but this is a another opportunity for Sports Image® to partner with schools and raise the much needed revenue for their athletic programs.  We will stay tuned for the verdict.

http://www.athleticbusiness.com/articles/lexisnexis.aspx?lnarticleid=1898331729&lntopicid=136030023

High School League Approves More Off Season Practices

A high school in South Carolina has just approved a proposal to open up most of the year for off season practices.  The school hopes to increase athlete specialization without burning out the players altogether.

http://www.athleticbusiness.com/articles/lexisnexis.aspx?lnarticleid=1887339325&lntopicid=136030023