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Sports Authority Named as the Official Sporting Goods Retailer of the IESA

The Illinois Elementary School Association is pleased to announce that Sports Authority has been named as the official sporting goods retailer of the IESA. As part of the agreement, all 7th and 8th grade students in IESA member schools in those areas served by Sports Authority will receive a discount card that can be used to receive 10% off their entire purchase. These same discount cards will also be available to everyone attending the IESA Division Meetings this fall.

"I am very pleased to announce that Sports Authority and the IESA will be working cooperatively to bring the very best of the sporting goods retail products from Sports Authority to the schools and students of the IESA," said IESA Executive Director Steve Endsley. "Sports Authority carries a quality line of sporting goods products and students and their families will now have the opportunity to save every time they visit a Sports Authority store."

"Sports Authority is committed to providing the best value and selection in sporting goods to the schools, students, and families of the IESA," said Brian Stein, Senior Regional Vice President for Sports Authority.

About IESA

The Illinois Elementary School Association is a not-for-profit organization of 744 public and private grade, middle and junior high schools. The IESA is the nation's only organization of its kind for students in grades 5-8. The IESA provides opportunities for participation and recognition in five sports for boys, five sports for girls, and seven non-athletic activities. For the 2010-11 school year, chess and bowling will be offered to the students of IESA member schools while golf will be added in the 2011-12 school year. The web site is

About Sports Authority

Headquartered in Englewood, CO, Sports Authority is one of the nation's largest full-line sporting goods retailers, offering a comprehensive and high quality assortment of brand name sporting apparel and equipment at competitive prices. Sports Authority is staffed with experts in all areas of sport and fitness-related topics, and strives to be the ultimate "authority," both on and off the field. Sports Authority operates 467 stores in 45 states, and employs more than 16,000 associates nationwide. The company's e-commerce Web site is

Sports Authority Contact:
Ashley Bauer
Community Marketing Manager
(303) 587-1606
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Executive Director
(309) 829-0114
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