Sports Image® is thrilled to announce that it has just awarded its 15th territory! We proudly welcome Thomas Carmichael as the newest franchise owner. Prior to becoming a franchisee, Tom was originally a project manager with Sports Image®. His dedication and belief in our business sparked his interest in running a franchise for himself! Tom will be heading up a territory in eastern Virginia and looks forward to helping schools and organizations strengthen their athletic programs. Congratulations Tom and welcome to the franchise team!
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A Need For Sports Marketing
Check out the below article regarding an increase in schools around the country now charging kids to play sports at schools. This is why Sports Image® exists and what we aim to alleviate as more schools struggle to participate in sports programs for their students.
McHenry High School Poms and Local Maaco Store Team Up to Raise Funds with Car Wash, Saturday, July 30th
McHenry, Illinois– The McHenry High School Pom Squad is raising some much needed funds by partnering up with the McHenry Maaco Collision Repair & Auto Painting for a car wash on Saturday, July 30th from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
The car wash will take place in the parking lot of the local Maaco at 2826 Barney Court, McHenry, IL 60051 (just north of Culver’s (Rt 120) under the McHenry water tower).
The Pom squad will be able to keep all the money raised from each car wash. Additionally, Tony Licocci, owner of the McHenry Maaco, will also donate 10 percent of painting services estimated or appointed during the event.
Maaco recently partnered with Sports Image at select shops throughout the country to help raise revenue for local high schools. Scott King, owner of Sports Image Northern Illinois, has worked with Tony Licocci, owner of McHenry Maaco, and Natalie Simek, coach of McHenry High School Poms, to coordinate this exciting event.
Please come out and show your support for this important project.
Sports Image Awards 14th Franchise in Virginia
Dayton, OH – July 2011 – Sports Image®, a leader in the high school and youth sports marketing industry, has just awarded their 14th Sports Marketing Franchise to Mr. Glenn Harper of Midlothian, VA. This is the first franchise awarded in the state of Virginia. Mr. Harper joins thirteen other existing franchises in ten different states awarded by Sports Image® in just its first two years of franchising.
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 $700,000 in cash and over $8,500,000 in equipment to schools and organizations throughout the United States and in Canada.
On the subject of high school sports, Mr. Harper states: “Having coached high school girls basketball, served as booster president and having two daughters who played high school sports I have seen how sports build character and sense of team like nothing else. When I started to see the struggles so many schools and organizations were having getting the resources they needed to provide our young people the opportunity to succeed — I really wanted to be part of a solution.”
“Glenn is going to be a great addition to our growing Sports Image® network,” said Mr. Eric Horstman, President of Sports Image®. “His practical experience in business management partnered with his coaching experience and school connections are the perfect fit for helping local schools and organizations throughout central Virginia.”
“I was starting to look for a new career to allow me to utilize my experience in sports and desire to help make a difference. When I saw what Sports Image® was doing to help schools and organizations get the items that they needed for free it was a no brainer to want to join the team,” stated Mr. Harper. “The more I have learned about Sports Image® and what they are all about, the more my excitement builds to get rolling as their first franchise in Virginia!”
“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 on the groundfloor in local markets across the country,” said Mr. Horstman. “We are on pace to have over 20+ franchises operating across the country by the end of 2011.”
To get involved or to get your school or organization some help – visit http://www.sportsimageinc.com/.
Troy High School Mailed Check From Sports Image
Troy High School, OH was just mailed a check for close to $500 from Sports Image® as part of its shared revenue program. The school had previously received a new scrolling board thanks to local sponsors working together with Sports Image® in support of the school. We wish Troy High School the best!
Sports Image Helps Fairfield American Little League
The following video is a great example of the impact of Sports Image® in the local community. Katie Klein, our Connecticut franchisee, has created quite a buzz with her help in securing a field for the Fairfield American Little League. Katie worked with a number of sponors to secure a space that over 900 players will use this season. Congratulations on your hard work Katie!
Sports Image ® Raises $10,000 for High School in Virginia
Sports Image® is proud to announce that they have successfully raised $10,000 for the Clover Hill High School Athletic Program in Virginia. The proceeds raised have been used to fund the purchase of a new baseball and softball scoreboard needed by the school. This is another example of how Sports Image® has helped small organizations raise money for Athletic programs throughout the United States.