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.
Stafflete Andrew Bauer
When we first started planning our our Stafflete campaign, Andrew Bauer’s name just kept coming up. We’re all kind of in awe of Andrew - he’s a super talented athlete, and a genuinely nice guy to boot! He was a pro triathlete for a number of years, and still managed to work full-time as our senior nutrition, electronics, hiking footwear, triathlon, socks, and run hydration buyer here at the Basement (which is clearly a feat unto itself).
As he mentions in his video, he’s competed in the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon a whopping 8 times, and he’s got a ton of other athletic accomplishments under his running belt, besides. What’s the lie, though? Sadly, he cannot juggle. Not even with mint-flavored CLIF bars.
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