MC Sports

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MC Sports
Industry Retail
Founded 1946 as Michigan Clothiers
1987 as MC Sports (Grand Rapids)
Headquarters 3070 Shaffer SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Number of locations 75[1]
Key people

Bruce Ullery, President & CEO Genevieve & Jack Finkelstein (Founders)

foundation = 1946
Owner(s) products = Apparel, sports equipment, footwear, exercise equipment
Website http://www.mcsports.com/
MC Sports store, Oak Valley SC, Ann Arbor, MI

MC Sports is an American retail sporting goods chain. Founded in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1946, the chain operates over seventy stores in the Midwestern United States.[2]

History[edit]

MC Sports began in 1946 as Michigan Clothiers in Grand Rapids, Michigan. At this time, men's clothing had shared the shelving spaces with military surplus items.

MC Sports switched its focus from clothing to sports equipment, footwear and apparel. In 1987, MC Sports accelerated its expansion through the acquisition of Morrie Mages’ Sports, a three-store chain located in the Chicago area. A year later, Browns Sporting Goods was acquired adding 19 stores to its portfolio.[3]

MC Sports currently has over 70 locations in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Iowa. [4]

While some locations have closed due to the influx of big-box stores and larger chains such as Sports Authority, MC Sports still retains 74 stores in seven states across the Midwest. The company is ranked as the 75th-largest retailer of sporting goods in the United States.[5]

Charitable contributions[edit]

Every May, MC Sports promotes Miracle May; a month dedicated to helping charities within MC Sports communities. Each week in the month of May, a specific vendor item is advertised. Portions of these sales, and the proceeds from sponsorships and other business are donated to the Children's Miracle Network for each featured item.[6]

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