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Baker’s Sports Parent Company to Acquire Hobbs Sporting Goods

Featured, Corporate • July 8, 2024

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA (July 8, 2024) – The BRC Sports Family of Brands, which includes Baker’s Sports, is acquiring Hobbs Sporting Goods, a team dealer in Dublin, Georgia. Hobbs will become a sister company to Baker’s.

Josh Baker, the owner of Baker’s Sports, and Frank Hobbs and Chuck Ross, the owners of Hobbs Sporting Goods, see this as an opportunity to take both companies to a higher level, according to a press release. Baker will become President & CEO, Hobbs will become Vice President of Purchasing and Ross will become Vice President of Operations for the state of Georgia.

“The Hobbs name has always stood for high quality and customer service,” Baker said. “Our plan is to expand the product offerings and capabilities while keeping customer service our No. 1 priority.”

Baker’s Sports, Inc., has been providing sports apparel and goods to youth leagues, schools, colleges, businesses and so much more since 1998. In 2011, Baker moved his entire operation under one roof and having the ability to screen print, embroider, heat press and sublimate items in one location has enabled the company to realize double-digit growth the past several years. Baker’s now serves more than 190 schools and colleges and numerous youth leagues and other businesses and organizations throughout the United States.

Hobbs Sporting Goods was established in 1968 by Billy Hobbs and has been recognized as one of the top team dealers in the southeast. In 1997, Billy’s son Frank left teaching and coaching to work alongside his father in the family business. Billy handed down the reigns to the next generation in 1999 when Chuck Ross and Ellen Ross (daughter of Billy) joined Frank to grow their family business into what it is today.

Baker’s Sports is a NSGA member.


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