Sports Basement engages with the community and community partners every day. It’s our culture. It’s who we are. It’s what we do. The articles below highlight just a handful of these partnerships. In an average year we host more than 2,000 groups at our four stores. That’s over 60,000 members of the community who are welcome to enjoy and use our space for free!

If you want to get involved with one of our partners, you can contact your local store to learn more. Or visit our store events page to find volunteer or cheer-squad opportunities.

Are you raising money for a charity? Be sure to check out our Fundraising Tips & Ideas.

If you’re a community group that would like to partner with Sports Basement, get in touch with your local store.

Why they ride… for AIDS/LifeCycle

For nearly two decades, thousands of people have been riding their bikes from San Francisco to Los Angeles annually – a seven-day, 545-mile bike ride – to raise funds for AIDS research and support.

Help SB Bryant Street raise funds for Aim High

Please support us in getting kids pumped about the outdoors! Our Bryant Street Store will host a fundraising party on Sept. 25 for a true gem of an organization, Aim High, to benefit their Environmental Home program.

SB uniforms are a win-win for local teams and the community

Outfitting a sports team is expensive. We sell custom uniforms and other apparel at wholesale, which can translate to a 40%-60% discount, a huge savings for local teams!

Take on an Adventure Challenge this summer

Weekend Sherpa has added a little incentive to your adventuring this summer with the launch of the Weekend Sherpa Adventure Challenge.

Celebrate the outdoors with Outdoor Fest

Come in and chat with representatives of your favorite outdoor brands, grab a bite to eat, and have a chance to win some amazing raffle prizes.

Child’s play at the Basement

Our kid-centric interests go far beyond clothes and games. We host a variety of classes and activities for kids, from yoga classes and storytime to musical performances and parents' groups.

Bike to Work Day proves that two wheels are better than four

Making the decision to go green and ride a bike to work can be daunting, but there’s no better time to take the plunge than on Bike to Work Day.

Make SB part of your Bike to Work Day travels

Bike to Work Day is on Thursday, May 10. Are you heading to work (or school) on two wheels? We'll be at events throughout the Bay Area. Stop by and say hi!

High Fives Foundation and Sports Basement: a match made on the slopes

The mission of High Fives is to raise both money and awareness for athletes who have suffered a life-altering injury while pursuing their dream in the winter action-sports community.

And the YMCA wins!

In a stunning finale, the YMCA organized a stampede of supporters to shop at Sports Basement and won the 2012 Charity Madness tournament.

The Final Four – Over $30K raised so far!

With over $30,000 dollars raised by almost 4,000 supporters so far, we are finally down to our final four charities.

We’re down to the Elite Eight!

After a big weekend of fundraising and a total of $20,668 raised so far, the Charity Madness Elite Eight start fundraising today.

More than $12,600 raised in first week of Madness!

The first week of Charity Madness was a scoring display for the top seeds. The YMCA and SF Schools fans flocked to their local SB to show their support and raised almost $3,000 each in the process.

Madness scores and highlights!

The Madness has begun! We're pulling up mid-week to shoot you the latest scores and highlights.

Charity Madness – East Bay Division

Here are the teams competing from the East Bay. Watch out, they're fierce!

Charity Madness – South Bay Division

How are your brackets coming? You've chosen your SF East and SF West division teams already, right? Now here are the contenders in the South Bay Division.

Charity Madness – West SF Division

As we gear up for Charity Madness, here's some information on the teams playing for our West SF Division. Have you started your brackets yet?

Fill in your Charity Madness bracket to win!

To make this fundraising even more fun, we're giving everyone a chance to fill out a Charity Madness bracket -- who you think will raise the most funds each week.

Charity Madness – East SF Division

You're researching your brackets for our Charity Madness competition, right? To help you decide who to support, here's some information on the organizations competing in our East SF division.

Sports Basement Charity Madness!

We're adding a FUN-draising twist to the idea of March Madness. Throughout March charities and their supporters will compete against other charities to see who can raise the most money each week.

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