MC Sports

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MC Sports
Industry Retail
Fate Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
Founded 1946; 71 years ago (1946) as Michigan Clothiers
1987; 30 years ago (1987) as MC Sports (Grand Rapids)
Defunct February 16, 2017; 6 months ago (2017-02-16)
Headquarters 3070 Shaffer SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Number of locations
Key people
Bruce Ullery, President & CEO
Genevieve & Jack Finkelstein
Products Apparel, sports equipment, footwear, exercise equipment
Website Archived official website at the Wayback Machine (archive index)
MC Sports store, Oak Valley SC, Ann Arbor, MI

MC Sports was an American retail sporting goods chain. Founded in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1946, the chain operated over seventy stores in the Midwestern United States[1] before permanently closing in 2017 after filing for Bankruptcy.


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.[2]

MC Sports had over 75 locations in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Iowa.[3]

The company announced that it would file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February 2017. This plan was approved on February 16, and liquidation sales at all 68 remaining stores began immediately thereafter.[4] [5] All stores are expected to be closed by end of April 2017.

Charitable contributions[edit]

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


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