|i9 Sports Manatee-Sarasota is proud to announce that our Lakewood Ranch venue, beginning with our Winter Season on January 11, 2014, will move to the Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch. “We are excited to have I9 Sports join our sports families at Premier Sports Campus” said Antonio Saviano, Premier Sports Campus Director of Sports.
i9 Sports Manatee-Sarasota Area Developer Larry Jackson is excited about the move, saying the move to the Premier Sports Campus, which has attracted world-class field events to the Lakewood Ranch area, will give the franchise increased visibility and will be a welcome improvement for players and parents in the level of play for the league’s soccer, flag football, baseball and cheerleading programs. “We are very excited about this new partnership with the Premier Sports Campus,” Jackson said. “This change of venue increases our ability to touch the hearts and minds of more young people here in Manatee County through a fun, safe and convenient sports program.” Jackson and his wife, Angie, have owned the Manatee County franchise since 2006. This past summer, with the acquisition of a neighboring franchise, the Jacksons’ territory expands from North Manatee County to Punta Gorda.
Based in the Tampa Bay, Florida, area, i9 Sports® is the first and fastest-growing youth sports league franchise company in the United States. With more than half a million members in 275 communities from New York to Hawaii, i9 Sports offers leagues, camps and clinics for boys and girls ages 3-14 in today’s most popular team sports such as flag football, soccer, basketball, baseball and more.
A privately held company, i9 Sports was founded in 2003 by CEO Frank Fiume on the principle that the No. 1 reason kids play organized sports is to have fun, not to become a draft pick.Reinventing the industry, customers enjoy the i9 Sports Experience which emphasizes fun,safety and convenience as well as teaching the value of good sportsmanship. For more information on i9 Sports, visit www.i9sports.com.
Since their opening in April, 2011, the Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch a multi-purpose facility that is home to 22 full-sized, mixed use fields for soccer, lacrosse and other amateur sports, and will feature Celebration grass and underground irrigation. The campus continues to be used for amateur and professional top-flight and world-class sporting tournaments, events, camps and clinics. For more information on the Premier Sports Campus, visit www.premiersportscampus.com.