The Sports Xpress Story
When Jim and his wife, Kim, decided to return to the community where he grew up, the move revived a long-held dream of opening a sporting goods store. His love of sports, his interest in owning his own business, and the absence of a local source for athletic equipment and shoes came together in 1993 with the opening of SportsXpress in downtown Ravenna, Ohio.
What began as a local source for sports equipment and shoes has expanded into a full-service retail sporting goods store offering superior customization services to greater northeastern Ohio’s schools, teams, leagues, coaches, fans, businesses, churches, non-profits, government entities, and individuals. Our customers are integral to our growth; encouraging us to try new brands or letting us know when we needed to add custom screen printing, embroidery, and heat press services.
When the business outgrew its original location Jim moved to the current, expansive site on the east side of Ravenna, Ohio. The on-site screen printing department and heat press lettering departments offer SportsXpress customers many options for customizing apparel, uniforms, bags and other items. The off-site embroidery department adds another customization option for apparel, hats, bags, blankets, and letterman jackets.
Letterman or Varsity jackets for the Portage Trail Conference, Suburban League, and Northeastern Athletic Conference, and beyond can be purchased off the rack or custom ordered to each person’s individual taste. Due to the quantity of jackets we provide, we offer extremely competitive prices on the jackets, the lettering and the embroidery.
SportsXpress proudly offers athletic equipment and footwear from popular brands such as Under Armour, Holloway, Badger, Asics, Saucony, Cliff Keen, Mizuno, Rawlings, Easton, DeMarini, Mueller, Lizard Skins, Richardson, Outdoor Cap, and lesser-known brands on the cusp of national discovery. We also offer a vast array of apparel for customizing; including t-shirts, hoodies, polos, jackets, ¼ zip pullovers and much more.
We’re a family-owned business and proud to be serving the community where we grew up and went to school. One of our biggest joys is when a family comes in for a child’s first baseball glove or soccer cleats and the parents exclaim “I bought my letterman jacket here!” or “I remember coming here with my parents to get basketball shoes and now I’m here with my kid!” You can’t ask for a better validation of a decision made decades ago.
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