Dick's Sporting Goods
DICK'S Sporting Goods was founded in 1948 when an 18-year-old Dick Stack was working at an Army surplus store in Binghamton, New York. An avid fisherman, Dick was approached by the store owner to come up with a list of products needed to get into the fishing tackle business. After Dick presented his suggestions, the owner told him he was a dumb kid and had no idea what he was doing. Dick was upset and promptly quit. He went to his grandmother's house where he spent a lot of time as a kid and told her what had happened.
Dick's grandmother asked how much it would cost to build the store himself. Dick said it would cost $300. His grandmother then went to the cookie jar where she kept her life savings and gave him $300 and told him "do it yourself." Dick used that money and his relentless work ethic to open a bait-and-tackle shop in Binghamton. By 1958, he expanded his product line to include much of what you'll find at DICK'S Sporting Goods today.
Ed Stack, Dick's son, is the current CEO and Chairman of DICK'S Sporting Goods. He and his siblings bought the store from their father and are responsible for taking two stores and growing the chain to over 675 stores.
Dick's family continues to offer the finest quality products at competitive prices, backed by the best service anywhere. Like you, we have a real passion for sports.
DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc. is a leading omnichannel sporting goods retailer offering an extensive assortment of authentic, high-quality sports equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the Company also owns and operates Golf Galaxy, Field & Stream, True Runner and Chelsea Collective specialty stores
Grand Slam Bat Club
GRAND SLAM BAT CLUB is a locally owned and operated membership leasing company founded by Greg Taylor in 2019. The purpose of the club is to provide baseball and softball players, of all ages and skill levels, access to the best equipment with affordable payment terms. With specialization of youth sports becoming unavoidable, our goal is to relieve some of the burden associated with the costs to continuously update equipment needed to maintain a competitive advantage.
Greg played baseball at Springfield High School in Illinois. He continued his education at Forest Park Community College in St. Louis, Missouri, where he was recruited to play baseball. It was there that he was drafted by the New York Yankees in 2001, but elected to continue his education and play baseball for the University of Louisville Cardinals. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sports Administration. Untimely injuries and surgeries placed Greg at a disadvantage for continuing his career at the professional level.
With Greg’s vast playing experiences, he can draw upon his personal use of a variety of equipment brands and styles. His academic, athletic, and professional experiences put him in a unique position to recommend the tools that will give young players an opportunity to excel. His passion and love for the game is reflected through GRAND SLAM BAT CLUB’s purpose, helping others achieve their goals!
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We remove the hassles related to purchasing uniforms, equipment and spirit wear and anything else your athletic program needs, giving you more time to impact lives on the field. With over 1200 Sales Professionals who live, work and serve in your community, we are always just a short drive or phone call away.
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Call us at 800-527-7510.
Kenrick's Meats & Catering
We're not shy about the quality of our meats. No Sir! We offer only the freshest, highest grade meat and we're proud of that. Kenrick's started as a butcher shop back in 1945, and although we've grown throughout the years and added our catering services and hot deli, we haven't abandoned our roots. We still know meat and are here to share that knowledge with you, whether it's a nice juicy steak, a slab of ribs, pork steaks, a fresh chicken, grade A turkey, one of our smoked hams, any of our 15 varieties of European sausages, veal or any of our fresh meat selections. We can even supply a whole pig for your luau! Our meat is always fresh, delicious, and prepared the way you want! And if you're looking for a particular cut, just ask. We are happy to cut our fresh meat at any size. Quality, freshness and great service - it's all here at Kenrick's! View the information below from Joe The Butcher to see how buying beef in bulk can save you money! Click here for Kenrick's Meat Packages.
There's no better place than Kenrick's for your wholesale meats. We supply meats for daily use to some of St. Louis' finest restaurants. We also have USDA status, which means there's a government inspector on site every day to make sure the meat you get is the best available. There aren't many butcher shops that can make that claim. We also do a lot of fundraising with the local schools and charities. We supply the equipment and all you need for your fundraiser. That's everything from the charcoal and BBQ pits to the freshest meats in town! We also sell just the meat, just the food, just the equipment or just those items you need to make your fundraiser a success. We even do pizza fundraisers! We're Kenrick's, an active part of your community in more ways than one.
Pet Supplies Plus
We are a neighborhood store, owned and operated by two long-time South St. Louis County families. We live, shop and eat at local south county businesses. Our store is located in the Southfield Shopping Center, at the corner of S. Lindbergh and Baptist Church Road, next to Schnucks. We started this business, in part, because like many of our neighbors we were tired of driving out of our way and receiving mediocre service, in search of quality food, treats and toys at competitive prices. Our team is passionate about our own pets and yours. So, don't be surprised if you and your pet get some extra attention at our store!
Affton Americans Hockey
Affton Athletic Association, through the hard work and dedication of volunteers, has been providing outlets for children and young adults to experience the intangible rewards of participating in team sports. In 1962, the founding volunteers incorporated as the Affton Khoury League Association, Inc. and teams began playing baseball on the current fields off of Gravois Road.
In 1972, the Affton Khoury League provided the land for a new outdoor ice rink on what was originally baseball’s Field #1. The rink was erected with the efforts of numerous volunteers, as well as Noel Piccard of the newly formed St. Louis Blues. Much of the building materials and labor were donated by local businesses and labor unions. A few years later the rink was enclosed and the original ice-making equipment is still in use. With the addition of hockey, the organization began operating under its current name, Affton Athletic Association.
Today, Affton Athletic Association remains an independent 501(c)3 charitable organization serving the local community.
The Affton Americans Hockey organization provides opportunities for kids of all ages and skill levels, from our Learn-To-Play program with kids as young as 4 to our St. Louis Junior Blues program for young men up to 20 years old. Additionally, we provide ice time for hockey programs in St. Louis City and County and Southern Illinois, including local high schools such as Lindbergh, CBC, SLUH, and Vianney; other youth hockey clubs; and college hockey organizations. Affton hosts a variety of tournaments throughout the hockey season that draw teams not only from around the St. Louis area but across the country. During the regular season we have about 650 athletes playing hockey on 40 house and travel teams and our spring hockey programs serve more than 500 players.
The First Tee Driving Range
The First Tee Driving Range is a state of the art practice facility with every available modern amenity. We strive to provide the best possible driving range experience with excellent staff and facilities. With accommodations for all kinds of weather, it is always a good time to come out and hit some balls!
6286 Lemay Ferry Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63129
Arch Team Sports
Arch Team Sports is a division of Soccer Master. Building on what we bring to our soccer partners, we saw the need in our marketplace for a local supplier of sporting goods, uniforms & equipment. Let us help your team today!
As one of the first soccer specialty stores in the United States, Soccer Master has over 40 years of experience and success in supplying our customers.
Let Arch Team Sports handle your team sport needs.
Call 1-800-926-9287 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org right now to see what we can offer your team!
In April of 1966, Bob Fortel began his career in the restaurant business. He worked at “The Pizza Den” just down the street from his house at Mackenzie and Heege. He worked there through high school and college, then he decided to explore other options in food services. He continued working for other people until 1981, when he met his goal. On January 1, 1981, Bob bought the store at Mackenzie and Heege and named it “Fortel’s Pizza Den”.
It was a rough beginning, Bob and Jan Fortel kept their day jobs and ran the Affton, MO pizza restaurant at night. Their daughters, Shelly and Shannon, both too young to work, spent their time playing in and around the restaurant. At bedtime the girls went to the storage room where they had sleeping bags on the floor. To make things even tougher, they had a 40 minute commute from their home in St. Charles.
At age ten, Shelly began working, rolling dough every Friday night. Shannon joined her two years later. People always laughed at the two little dough girls, covered head to toe in flour.
In 1987, the family finally moved from St. Charles to Affton….just two minutes from the restaurant. The entire family began working a lot more hours because they were so close and business was booming. Then, in June 1988, Bob had a heart attack. Jan and the girls took control and ran the restaurant while Bob recovered. It was a difficult summer, but one that shaped the future.
1993 brought big changes as the restaurant underwent major remodeling and expansion. Having previously relied on carry out and delivery orders alone, the location doubled its square footage and added an 80 seat dining room.
In 1995, Shelly received her BS degree from Mizzou in Hotel/Restaurant Management and made the decision to return to St. Louis to work with Bob.
It was during 1997 that business really got crazy. Shannon Graduated from Barnes College of Nursing with her BSN in January. Bob and Shelly were working side by side and launched into radio advertising. The response was so overwhelming that in 1998 the family recorded its first TV commercial. Late in 1998, Shannon decided to pursue nursing full-time and left the family business, but not for long.
On January 21, 2003, the Fortel family suffered a tremendous blow with the loss of Bob to a massive heart attack. But, the family felt we had to continue Bob’s dream. On May 13, 2003, we opened our new store in Affton, across the parking lot from the old location, with all new plumbing, electric, and a huge outdoor patio in what is now known as Fortel’s Plaza.
In November of 2018 we added a 50+ seat private party room and more than tripled the size of our game room. We also remodeled the existing restaurant and added booths and additional seating.
There is now a third generation of Fortel’s. Bob has four beautiful grandchildren. Hopefully, as they grow old enough, they will carry on Bob’s dream and the ‘best pizza’ in St. Louis for many years to come.Your favorite "Mom & Pop" pizzeria in the Heart of Affton to serve you. Not sure where we are? Just a five minute drive from Affton Athletic Association.
Check out our extensive, award-winning menu with all of your Fortel's favorites, including: Appetizers, Salads, Breads, Pizza, Sandwiches, Pastas, Lunch Specials, Drinks and Desserts. Don't forget we always use the FRESHEST ingredients, our dough is made EVERY DAY in store and we use 100% REAL MOZZARELLA CHEESE!
phone:314.353.2360 fax: 314.353.1522. 7932 Mackenzie Road St. Louis, MO 63123.
GameTime Tournaments offers 50+ tournaments for Recreational, A(Comp Rec) and AA(Select) baseball teams each season. Along with our 17 Affton dates we have 17 dates at Wiethaupt Fields and a full season at our Illinois venues. We provide large numbers of teams and great Recreational, A and AA competition that can fit almost any skill level team. Our current Recreational and A(Comp Rec) groups are by far the largest in the St Louis Metro area. The AA(Select) group is on par or larger than any of our competition in the area. We offer competitive pricing with multi tournament discount packages available. No gate fees! No parking fees! No sanctioning fees! No extra insurance to buy or association to join! No Roster Fees! No 8am games! No Friday night games!