i9 Sports Expands in the OC Adding a New Franchise Location After successful careers in teaching and running a not-for-profit, Robert and Dawn Hammond were looking for an opportunity that would allow them to make a living while giving back to the families in central and northeast Orange County California. They found their opportunity with i9 Sports. Robert began his adult life as a Combat Engineer in the Marine Corps, followed by receiving BAs in Liberal Arts and Broadcast Communications from Fullerton College and the University of LaVerne respectively.
Occasionally my wife forces me to go out and socialize. So, I do my duty, go to the function and try my best at small talk (not my strong suit). Inevitably I meet someone new and the conversation goes to discussing livelihoods. The conversation goes like this: "So, Steve what do you do for a living?" "We run a small youth sports business." "Oh? Doing what?" "We operate leagues?" "Oh. That sounds fun." Silence ensues, followed by: "That's a great hobby, but how do you make a living?" "From our youth sports business." "Really. You can