SAGE (PPAI 100001) has been named a preferred provider of research, marketing, and business management services to the independent members of Sports, Inc., a sporting goods buying organization. The deal provides full PPAI membership to Sports, Inc.’s 500-plus members as part of the Power of Two program. The Power of Two program is a strategic alliance to provide the industry with the combined benefits of a PPAI membership and SAGE products and services.

SAGE will provide Team Sports Division members within Sports, Inc. with a special corporate discount on SAGE products and services, including a discount on the SAGE Total Access subscription. SAGE will provide free webinars and other learning opportunities to help Team Sports Division members learn more about SAGE’s product offerings.

Max Pearson, project manager of the Team Sports Division at Sports, Inc., says, “We are committed to helping our members remain competitive and prosperous in the sporting goods industry. This partnership with SAGE will provide our independent retailers with superior growth opportunities in the promotional products arena, via access to advanced business management technology.”