Hoosier Sporting Goods was founded around 1940 in Columbus, Indiana. It was originally called Meyer’s Sporting Goods until the early 1950’s when John Ward, a longtime Meyer’s manager, purchased the store and renamed it Hoosier Sporting Goods. The store has been on the same street in the heart of downtown Columbus since its inception. Hoosier Sporting Goods has been in its current location, 611 Washington Street, since 1971. Hunting, fishing and athletic shoes were among the top sellers in the beginning. Team uniforms, customized apparel, embroidery and state of the art engraving and awards are now the main draw.
In addition, Hoosier Sporting Goods offers general sporting goods equipment for: baseball, basketball, football, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball. It also is capable of on-site screen-printing, embroidery, and awards, including trophies, plaques, and other recognition awards.
Hoosier Sporting Goods serves 11 elementary schools, 2 middle schools and 2 high schools, as well as other numerous public, private, and parochial schools in Columbus and the surrounding counties. Supplying school apparel is a large part of the success of Hoosier Sporting Goods. Most of the sports teams at those schools are wearing uniforms supplied by Hoosier Sporting Goods, as well as a number of fans that are decked out in our customized apparel while attending those events.
Hoosier Sporting Goods also is a large supplier to the area youth football, baseball and basketball leagues. From the equipment it takes to run those leagues to the uniforms the participants wear during competition, Hoosier Sporting Goods stands ready to assist them.
Hoosier Sporting Goods has supplied trophies and awards for the city golf tournament, hospital foundation, hospice, factories, go-kart club, running club, plus numerous businesses and most schools with their trophies and awards.
Hoosier Sporting Goods serves not only the schools of Columbus, but also the businesses. It has hundreds of suppliers from which to choose for a variety of business apparel, and thousands of suppliers for promotional products. Hoosier Sporting Goods has the ability to use practically any logo supplied by a business and utilize it for the printed logo, embroidered logo or for their employee recognition awards.
Hoosier Sporting Goods is proud to be a member of the Columbus community and shows that pride by sponsoring teams, individuals, and fundraising ventures, and has been serving the people of Columbus and surrounding communities with all of their sporting goods needs for the past 70 years. We look forward to serving you in the future.