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Sports Franchise Company, Protege Sports, Signs First Volleyball Franchisee


SCOTTSDALE, Arizona. - Sports Franchise, Protege Sports®, Inc., announced today that it has signed its first volleyball franchise agreement with Karen Gray of Phoenix, to develop two (2) territories for its Volleyball category in the Phoenix Metro area.

Protege Sports®, Inc., an e-learning and training media company, targeting amateur youth sports organizations, produces streamed training videos by professional athletes, delivered via a Facebook / iTunes model. Their program includes instruction from the world’s greatest volleyball professionals including Olympic Gold Medalists Kerri Walsh, Todd Rogers and Phil Daulhausser.

“The cool thing about Protege is that I have a unique opportunity to share my volleyball experience and skills with amateur volleyball players literally anytime, anywhere.” – Kerri Walsh, three time Olympian and two time Gold Medal winner.

Gray, a successful advertising and marketing professional, has an extensive background in volleyball, including collegiate and adult amateur play, as well as coaching at the club and high school levels for over five years.

“Volleyball has exploded in the U.S. in the last decade, and there are well over 6,000 young volleyball players in the Phoenix Metro area alone. This program will give those athletes a chance to learn from the best in the world, helping them to reach their full potential as a player.” Gray states.

Ken Waters, CEO of Protege Sports Inc. adds “We are pleased to have attracted someone of Karen’s caliber. She brings a tremendous amount of experience and passion to amateur volleyball in Arizona and to our franchise system. We look forward to working with her closely to deliver our suite of products and services that will make a positive contribution to amateur level volleyball players and their dedicated coaches and administrators.”

About Protege Sports Franchise

Protege Sports®, Inc., an e-learning and training media company offering a Web based platform, provides unique sports instruction from world class athletes and coaches. It includes online team and league community, social networking connecting amateur athletes, coaches and organizations anywhere and anytime. In addition Protege Sports offers a fund raising solution ensuring that teams continue to play the game they love. For more information on our products and sports franchise opportunities, visit, or call 480-473-5888 ext 318.


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