i9 Sports Opens New Franchise Support Center

Brandon Company Growth Surges - Plans For Local Hiring Expansion

BRANDON, Fla., March 20 // PRNewswire // -- i9 Sports Corporation, one of the nation's leading providers of youth sports leagues and camps, announced today the opening of their new Franchise Support Center in Brandon which includes plans to nearly double their staff due to franchise growth nationwide.

Despite news reports of a down economy, the Brandon-based company is booming with new franchise locations opening each month and participation in i9 Sports youth leagues are up a whopping 62% vs. prior year.

"History shows that regardless of the economy, kids play sports. As a business, this is a very attractive aspect of our franchise," says company Founder/CEO, Frank V. Fiume.

To keep up with the increasing demand, the company has announced expansion plans in the areas of Marketing including: Marketing Director, Community/Media Relations, Corporate Sponsorship/Partnership, and Administration.

Due to a recent marketing collaboration with the Walt Disney Company and the launch of the much anticipated new consumer website (http://www.i9sports.com ), all indications point to even bigger days ahead for i9 Sports which currently boasts over 100,000 participants across the United States.

"We have an incredible company culture here," says Fiume. "We work hard and play hard -- but it's all for the love of the i9 Sports brand. The passion that our franchisees and customers share is contagious. It's the ultimate career."

Interested candidates can apply for a career with i9 Sports Corporation by submitting a cover letter and resume to: resume@i9sportsfranchise.com. However, the company is not accepting any phone inquiries or walk-ins.

About i9 Sports

Based in Brandon, Florida, i9 Sports is a leading franchisor of youth sports leagues, camps, and programs. With over 100 franchise locations in 25 states nationwide, i9 Sports franchisees offer the most popular team sports including Flag Football, Basketball, Soccer, Cheerleading, and more for kids ages 4-14 with a focus on fun, safety, and good sportsmanship. With no tryouts, drafts, or fundraisers of any kind, i9 Sports encourages equal playing time for each child while screening and certifying all of its volunteer coaches.

In 2008, Entrepreneur Magazine ranked i9 Sports #256 in the Franchise 500(R) issue and the 15th Top New Franchise in America; while the Franchise Business Review named i9 Sports the #1 Mid-size Franchise for 2008 and the #1 Sports, Recreation, & Fitness franchise in 2007 & 2008. For more information, call 1(800) 9-PLAYER or visit http://www.i9sports.com.

If you'd like more information about i9 Sports, or to schedule an interview with Frank Fiume, please contact Charla Alma at 800-975-2937 ext. 706 or calma@i9sportsfranchise.com.

SOURCE i9 Sports Corporation



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