i9 Sports® recognized as Project Play Champion
Our youth sports franchise is proud to contribute to building a healthier future through the power of organized sports
We are proud to announce that i9 Sports has been recognized for our contribution to sport by being designated a Project Play Champion by The Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan think tank dedicated to addressing some of the world’s most complex problems. The Institute devotes some of its resources to studying the impact of sports. Organized activities like those offered by our youth sports franchise are widely recognized for their positive benefits on health, families, communities and the world at large.
The award as well as the mission of the Project Play initiative dovetails perfectly with our own mission of helping children succeed in life through sports.
According to its own website, the Project Play initiative “develops, applies and shares knowledge that helps build healthy communities through sports. We produce reports that take measure of the state of play at the national, regional and city levels, with exclusive data and insights. We create frameworks and tools that stakeholders can use to grow access to quality sport. Then each fall, we pump new ideas into the bloodstream and push the movement forward at the Project Play Summit, the nation’s premier annual gathering of leaders at the intersection of youth, sport and health.”
What i9 Sports does
An i9 Sports league directly improves the lives of families and lets franchisees make a real impact. Based in Tampa, Florida, i9 Sports is the nation’s first and largest youth sports league franchise business.* We have more than 2 million player registrations in our 140+ locations across the country. Our franchise owners offer youth sports leagues, camps, and clinics for boys and girls aged 3–14 in such sports as flag football, soccer, basketball, baseball, lacrosse and, as of 2019, volleyball.
As an i9 Sports franchise owner, you essentially act as the commissioner of your own league. We offer a fun, safe environment for kids to enjoy playing sports through age-appropriate instruction. i9 Sports teaches the fundamentals of each sport as well as the value of good sportsmanship.
Why our youth sports franchise matters
Through the power of organized youth sports led by an integrity-driven organization, i9 Sports is able to help improve communities on several levels. We are dedicated to providing fun for the kids, convenience for the parents and an unparalleled customer experience both on and off the field. That’s how i9 Sports franchise owners are able to create a loyal brand fan base in every market we enter.
By supporting initiatives like Project Play, i9 Sports and our franchise owners can, in the words of Project Play, utilize the “power of sport to build healthy children and communities.”=
*Based on the data presented in the 2016 issue of Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500
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