HOLLAND, OHIO (February 8, 2022) – ASB Sports, one of the largest players in the sports equipment and apparel industry, is rebranding as Game One. The new name reflects the consolidation of eight legacy companies joining together as a national brand that prioritizes relationships and puts people first.
Game One is already an industry leader, built on the exceptional reputations of eight legacy companies including:
- Athletic Supply | Odessa, Texas
- Barcelona Sports | Houston, Texas
- Bumblebee Sports | Nicholasville, Kentucky
- Cardinal Sports | Lubbock, Texas
- Team Sports | Holland, Ohio
- The Graphic Edge | Carroll, Iowa
- Universal Athletic | Bozeman, Montana
- Williams Sporting Goods | Paris, Texas
“Game One remains rooted in our local communities and dedicated to providing exceptional service,” said Jayme Wisely, CEO of Game One. “We are part of these communities. And when you add size and scale, we are able to provide better products, better selection and better service to our customers.”
Game One is quickly growing, serving a loyal customer base of 13,000 schools and organizations in 38 states. The company provides quality products through established relationships with big-name brands and is the only national dealer to offer Nike, Adidas and Under Armour. The new name reflects the determination and energy athletes and coaches feel before that first game of the season. Team members show the Game One attitude and effort by being prepared and laser-focused on supporting their customers.
“Being an athlete taught many of us the value of hard work, competition and being a great teammate,” said Russ Wilson, partner at the private equity firm Trivest. “Our drive, our resources and our relationships give Game One the competitive edge.”
Wisely says: “We are so passionate about our business because we’ve seen first-hand how a uniform can change a life. Participating in sports gives young athletes and their entire communities a sense of pride and belonging, and we love being part of that story.”