February 21, 2012 // Franchising.com // Dayton, OH – Sports Image®, a leader in the high school and youth sports marketing industry, has just awarded their 18th Sports Marketing Franchise to Traci and Aaron Tattersall of Denver, CO. This is the first franchise awarded in the state of Colorado and also the first to open west of the Mississippi. The Tattersall’s join seventeen other existing franchises in 12 different states awarded by Sports Image® in just its first two-and-a-half years of franchising.
"We, too, have been impacted with the budget cuts in Colorado schools, and couldn't be more excited to own a business that helps athletic programs procure equipment that may have otherwise been impossible for them. We want the absolute best for our children and to own a business that is dedicated to helping schools and other organizations all across Colorado makes me extremely proud as a parent and as a Colorado businesswoman," stated Mrs. Tattersall.
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. This year, Sports Image® will also be launching The Big Score, an online revenue-generating program to complement its current programs.
“The Tattersall’s are going to be a great addition to our growing Sports Image® franchise network,” said Mr. Eric Horstman, President of Sports Image®. "As parents in the Colorado school systems, they are seeing firsthand the impact that declining budgets are having on sports and other extracurricular activities. I applaud them for wanting to be a part of the solution... to be a part of Sports Image®.”
“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 the summer of 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 30+ franchises operating across the country by the end 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 $900,000 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), the #2-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.
Mr. Eric Horstman
9059 Springboro Pike Miamisburg, OH 45342