Lacrosse sticks, soccer balls, and mouth guards… Oh my! Just some of the equipment stocked at the newest sporting goods store in Aroostook County.
Store Owner Jason Shaw says, “We have a wide variety of products from any sport you can imagine. From track and field, to billiards, we have pole vaults, any hockey equipment, baseball, anything.”
It’s called Northern Athletic Supply… a new business on Main Street in Presque Isle that’s set to open within the next couple of weeks. The store is owned by Sara and Jason Shaw… Two business owners who are excited about their new venture.
Co-Owner Sara Shaw says, “We’re really excited to just get out and start providing our community with this service.”
The store will offer both new and used sporting goods, athletic apparel, shoes, and accessories. It’s a great alternative for county athletes who will now have access to these goods a little closer to home.
Jason says, “The store will provide a good local option for any equipment, screen printing, skate sharpening.” Sara adds, “People are really excited it seems like. They’re excited not to have to travel down to Bangor or into Canada to get the goods that they need so that’s really exciting for us to see that their enthusiasm is matching ours. I think we both knew it was a need in the area but we didn’t realize the awesome response we would get and how much the consumers think that it’s a need in this area.”
And it’s not just a store that’ll be providing goods to purchase, these owners are also giving back to the community.
“We’re actually gonna be the official screen printer for the Maine Basketball Report dot org, and their all-star weekend showcase, so that’s just one of the ways that we give back.” Sara says. “So, we’re looking to continue to doing that and giving back by creating opportunities for kids to participate in sports like we did.”
Northern Athletic Supply is planning on hosting a tent sale this Saturday, August 3rd from 9-5pm. The store is located on Main Street in between Cubby and Big Cheese. Check out their Facebook page www.facebook.com/pages/Northern-Athletic-Supply/316833311787581, for more information.