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Our History

The original Athletes Corner was opened in 1979 by Michael and Margaret Jabusch in the Hazel Dell area of west Vancouver, Washington. While other sporting goods dealers were available, they felt that the area could and should be serviced better. Their goal was simple and clear - to bring the best possible service and selection for sporting goods to the area. 1986 saw the opening of their second location on the east side of Vancouver in Cascade Park, followed by another in Longview, Washington in 1991. The Longview location holds a special significance, being located just across the Cowlitz River from Kelso where they both grew up. The fourth and (to this point) final addition to the Athletes Corner family opened in Centralia, Washington in 1995.

From the Owners

Our business has been built on a foundation of dealing honestly with our customers and doing our best to provide quality products with superior service and selection at a reasonable price. We have an in-house screen printing and embroidery staff that outfits thousands of athletes every year. We also service a number of area businesses with a complete line of corporate apparel ranging from T-shirts and polos to caps and jackets. We have a reputation for delivering on-time and at a reasonable price. Our staff is well trained to assist you in purchasing your athletic gear, offering a great selection of the top brand names in footwear, equipment and apparel for team sports. We serve individual athletes, as well as schools, little leagues, sports clubs and businesses. We pride ourselves on being a community store where you'll find everything from league sign-up forms to news about the upcoming school play or team car wash, and where many people can be found just talking sports from pro to little league. If you haven't been in one of our locations before, stop by some time and give us the opportunity to make you want to come back and see us again.

                                         "Nobody puts you in the game like Athletes Corner"

                                                                       YOUR HOMETOWN SPORTS HEADQUARTERS

BASEBALL & SOFTBALL – Composite, Aluminum & Wooden Bats, Batting Helmets & Gloves, Wide selection of Right & Left-handed Fielders’ Gloves, Little League Cleats, Metal Cleats, Batting Practice Equipment & Pitching Machines, Jerseys, Pants & Belts, Sliding Pads, High school, College & Pro caps, Catcher & First Base Mitts, Regulation Fastpitch, Slowpitch and Baseballs for all ages.

SOCCER- Indoor & Turf Cleats, Shorts & Socks, Goalie Gloves, Goalkeeper Jerseys, Shin Guards & Sleeves, Pennies, Referee Kits, Soccer Balls for all ages, Training Aids & Equipment.

COACHES & REFEREES- Instructional & Training Material, Whistles, Stopwatches, Flags, Scorekeeping & Roster books

BASKETBALL- Shorts & Tanks, Balls, Shoes, Hoop Nets, Dribbling Trainers

RUNNING- Running Shorts & Tees, Pedometers, Stopwatches, Shoes & Socks

WRESTLING- Ear Guards, Sleeves, Pads, Wrestling shoes, Singlets

FOOTBALL Pads, Footballs, Cleats for all age groups, Helmets & Practice Equipment

VOLLEYBALL- Knee Pads, Shorts & Tees, Volleyballs SWIMMING- Competitive swimwear, goggles, earplugs & noseclips, swimfins

SCHOOL & TEAM GEAR- Letterman jackets, stadium seats, sweatshirts, t-shirts, shorts, hats, backpacks & locker bags, wristbands & headbands, silk screening & embroidery.

HEALTH & SAFETY ITEMS- Arch Supports & Insoles, Knee & Ankle Supports & Braces, First Aid Kits, Sports Tape

SOME OF OUR BRANDS: Nike, Under Armour, Adidas, Puma, Asics, Oakley, Majestic, Schutt, DeMarini, Wilson, Mizuno, Rawlings, Nokona, Louisville Slugger, Russell Athletic, Speedo, Tachikara, Baden, All-Star, Diadora, New Era