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.)


  • Miranda says...

    Thank you Sports Basement for supporting the local community and those in need! Is there an opportunity to purchase items online towards donations efforts?

    On October 12, 2017
  • Steve WIlle says...

    This is a first class and easy way for anyone who wants to to help, but isn’t quite sure how. I will promote your efforts as well. Bravo!

    On October 12, 2017
  • Linda k says...

    Gosh…it sure is NICE a local retailer is stepping right in to the fray and encouraging all of us to give to those in need….RIGHT IN OUR BAY AREA. Bravo Sports Basement! Thank you SP Senior Management for stepping up to do The Right Thing…and putting a positive spin/note on such a tragedy!

    On October 11, 2017
  • Dean Tucker says...

    This is an awesome and thoughtful option for anyone that wants to be involved. Is there a way to do this online?

    On October 11, 2017

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