November 03, 2011 // Franchising.com // Dayton, OH – Sports Image®, a leader in the high school and youth sports marketing industry, has just awarded their 16th Sports Marketing Franchise to Mr. Whalen Ng of Columbus, OH. This is the third franchise awarded in the state of Ohio. Mr. Ng joins fifteen other existing franchises in ten different states awarded by Sports Image® in just its first two-and-a-half years of franchising.
"As a longtime resident of Central Ohio, I have seen school districts, counties, and cities struggle with the challenges of operating with ever-dwindling budgets. The recent failures of several high-profile school district tax levies will have immediate and long-lasting effects on the schools and communities. As a Sports Image® franchisee, I have a unique opportunity to provide school districts the funding for their sports and extracurricular programs. These programs are essential for the enrichment of K-12 students,” stated Mr. Ng.
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.
“Whalen is going to be a great addition to our growing Sports Image® franchise network,” said Mr. Eric Horstman, President of Sports Image®. "His former business experience coupled with a love of sports and a passion for helping out communities is the perfect combination for this business.”
Mr. Ng adds: “This franchise opportunity also allows me to connect businesses with their target audience using non-traditional advertising -- which is more cost effective than traditional media such as TV, radio, and newspaper. I am looking forward to this great opportunity to serve my community, as well as living the dream as a small business owner.”
“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 ground floor in local markets across the country,” said Mr. Horstman. “We are on pace to have over 20+ franchises operating across the country by spring of 2012.”
To get involved or to get your school or organization some help - visit www.sportsimageinc.com.
Sports Image® (www.sportsimageinc.com) was founded in 2002 in Dayton, OH with the purpose of helping high schools and other grassroots organizations to obtain state-of-the-art equipment and much needed revenue for their athletic programs. To date, 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. In addition, Sports Image® also founded and manages the Good Samaritan Flyin’ to the Hoop (www.flyintothehoop.com), a Top-Ranked National High School Basketball Event that pumps over $1.7M into the local Dayton, OH community annually. For more information, contact us at 937-704-9670.