We keep it green at the Basement
You may have noticed that our logo is green, but our green-ness goes much deeper than that! Each of our stores has collection bins for you to recycle those mystery items you're not sure what to do with, from energy bar wrappers (they get turned into bags!) to climbing ropes (they get turned into leashes for rescue pups!). In fact, we recently won an award for our recycling program! Specific recycling is listed on each store page.
But being green is about reducing wast too—that's why we introduced our refillable propane program! Basementeers who buy a refillable propane canister from us can refill it for free, forever. So far, we've saved nearly 11,000 canisters from landfills!
John first walked into Sports Basement in search of a group run and free food! A few months later, he had a part-time job working in the footwear department, and quickly rose in the ranks due to his creative problem solving and a easygoing attitude (a super solid work ethic certainly didn't hurt, either). During his high school years in Walnut Creek he played all the classic team sports, but nowadays he spends his time mountain biking, trailing running, competing in triathlons and raising his adorable kids. He's backpacked the Sierras and completed the Leadville 100 MTB race, but even more impressive are the number of consumer programs and initiatives he's spearheaded, like our award-winning recycling program.