It all started in 2009 when Sports Basement co-founder and super-human Eric Prosnitz was coaching his daughter’s soccer team. He wanted to have uniforms made, but found that they were prohibitively expensive for the average Joe. Here’s where the super-human part comes in – instead of writing their names on some tees with a Sharpie, [...]
One of the best things about backpacking is that whatever you eat after six miles of hiking is going to taste amazing! Hunger is the best seasoning. Planning your meals may seem like a daunting task, but careful preparation will help you to reduce pack weight and abide by Leave No Trace ethics.
Ah, summer. Just the word alone brings to mind the smell of sunscreen, the taste of fresh lemonade and smoky barbeques, and of course, the mad hullabaloo of kids home for summer break. Spend some quality time the your little wunderkind by engaging in the ultimate summer activity – bike rides! Get your kids into [...]
If you’re a long time customer of ours you probably know that we’ve always bent the rules of our stated return and price policies to make sure you loved your purchase. Now we’re going to make it official – we have changed our price and return policies to leave no doubt that you will always [...]
Over the years we have been huge fans and supporters of AIDS/LifeCycle and we've put together some resources to help you out along the way.
America’s biggest race kicked off to a stellar start on May 12th down in the sweltering heat of Escondido, but the world’s top cyclists are making their way north to our more temperate climes this week! By Friday, May 17 the peloton will have hit San Jose, and the fun will truly begin (for us, [...]
It goes without saying that kids are awesome. Unfortunately, jump roping is hard enough for us without having to remember rhymes at the same time, so we're officially stuck in adult-land. But all is not lost! If we can't be kids again, we can at least support kids all we can, with our school revenue sharing program.
A few days go we received the very best kind of email from one of our CPR trainees. It was one of those emails that gives you the shivers and leaves you smiling all day long. We’re still basking in the afterglow, so rather than trying to explain it, here it is in full:
Sports Basement wants to take your company mountain biking for a day, for free! That’s right, we’re giving away one of Sports Basement Outdoors‘s one day, all-inclusive guided mountain biking trips (a $6000 value!) to one lucky winner and up to 29 of their favorite co-workers. Start baking cookies for your office staff ASAP – [...]
Charity Madness has finally come to an end, and what an end it is! In a truly stunning finale, more than 25 San Francisco schools organized a stampede of supporters to shop at Sports Basement and charged ahead to win the 2013 Charity Madness tournament! The SF Schools raised a whopping $2,887 vs. the SF [...]
Here at Sports Basement we know that it only takes a short hike with some good friends to find some amazing turns all summer long; that's why we'll be renting snow gear all throughout the year.
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.
Forget Michigan and Louisville – Charity Madness is in full fundraising swing! It was a huge week for the SF Schools who really shopped ’til they dropped during spring break. We had great competition between 3 San Francisco powerhouse charities, with YMCA edging out ALC on the west end of the city. Another buzzer beater in [...]
Want to know the surest way to keep your skis or snowboard happy throughout the summer? Bring them in for a summer tune before you put them away for the season.
What a close finish! The East Bay bracket was neck and neck all week, with the Police and Fire Departments just barely edging out the Walnut Creek Soccer Club to the benefit of both! On the east side of San Francisco, SF schools are rolling along miles ahead of the rest – we’ll see if [...]
Week 2 of Charity Madness ends on Sunday night, which means you only have four days left to push your favorite charity from mere contestant to real contender! But let’s be honest here, regardless of who makes it to the Final Four, everybody’s winning: all these charities combined have raised $14,467! Check back here on Monday [...]
The Madness has officially completed its first week of match-ups, with a total of $11,553 raised!
One week into Charity Madness and we’ve already raised over $8,000 for charity! Let’s take a look at the brackets: East Bay With all the close match ups we decided to push the end of round one out to the end of this weekend! WCEF and PEAK are leading the pack again but the American [...]
March Madness is nearly upon us, and that means Charity Madness is getting set to kick off next week on March 16! Here’s this year’s bracket of charities for you to support. Now, the match-ups are going a little differently this year because of the number of charities involved: for example, in East SF, the Sf schools [...]
Our newest store location is nearly ready to swing open it's doors, and we're absolutely giddy with excitement! Our Grand Opening Celebration is going down Friday, March 15th, and will be chock full of prizes, discounts and fundraising for local Campbell schools.