Support the North Bay Fire Victims

Dear Sports Basement Customers:

          We have had a heartwarming and inspiring response in donations from you. Together, we have supported hundreds of people affected by the fires. Thank you so much. We continue to work hard to make sure the donations get to the shelters and people in need.

          With our store in Santa Rosa, we have many people on the front lines of this horrible devastation. Increasingly, we have learned that the best way to serve these people is cash and gift card donations. The shelters and nonprofits know exactly what they need, and the stores in the area have the logistics and skill to serve these communities most effectively.

          We are now encouraging cash donations to shelters and charitable agencies as well as gift cards. From their experiences in talking with the victims of the fires, we are offering our North Bay customers 25% off everything in our Santa Rosa store so that they can purchase essential supplies such as sleeping bags, flashlights, tents, shoes, socks and clothing. If you would like to support that effort, you can purchase gift cards on our website or in any of our stores. We will make certain the cards get to those in need in the North Bay.

          It’s a fluid situation. The needs may change again and we will keep you updated on how your support can be most impactful.

Thank you,

Eric Prosnitz

CEO, Sports Basement

(North Bay charities and shelters please click here to see the list of the donations from Sports Basement customers. All items are new.)


  • Susan Timpano says...

    Thank you for your transparent and necessary work, and for including your customers so thoroughly! The hardest part of disasters like this is wanting to help and either not knowing how, or feeling so remote from the effort. This empowers the community and gives everyone a very real part in the recovery and healing. Thank you!

    On October 13, 2017
  • Mike says...

    Are you accepting clean/used camping supplies? Tents, sleeping bags, coolers, chairs camp stove etc.

    On October 13, 2017
  • Natasha says...

    Nicely done Sports Basement! You are the leaders in Retail World compassion and empathy.

    On October 13, 2017
  • Cindy says...

    I am gathering things now to donate on Sat and want to make sure they are still taking supply donations…I have bottled waters, toiletries, baby formula, socks, women feminine care items, etc….is giftcards needed more at this point..?

    On October 12, 2017
  • Sharon says...

    So glad that all your stores are taking donations and delivering them! Are you taking cases of water as well?

    On October 12, 2017

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