The Hope brothers come from a big, athletic family. Growing up in rural Chicago, it was a challenge to keep four kids in properly sized gear without spending a fortune every season + for every sport. As adults, the Hopes have fully embraced the concept of consignment, and made it the family business, with families in mind. They strive to supply quality, safe, and fun sporting goods to the Denver area and beyond.
Zack has been working and playing in the sports industry since his early years. As a kid, Zack was an avid baseball and football player, while focusing on hockey, baseball, football, and rugby during high school. First coming to Colorado to play hockey for the University of Denver, he stayed for the skiing, biking, and plethora of hockey rinks. After Graduating in 2013, Zack managed Play it Again Sports for two+ years before deciding to do his own thing. Zack is a trained biked mechanic, which he does as a hobby as well as playing forward in his recreational hockey league.
Alex is a born athlete and the right brain of the team. He loves old records, playing and coaching youth lacrosse, hockey + riding his bikes. He is an avid sports-fan + can re-string a thing or two. The youngest Hope graduated from Lafayette College with a degree in Film in 2016, now pursuing this as a hobby. He released his most recent short film at the 2016 Denver Film Festival for its national premier, which he filmed on his beloved Super 8 camera. Alex also played hockey in college + still skates in an adult league with Zack on Sundays.
In 1980, Gary and Mark opened the doors to Sports Plus, which quickly became a staple to Old South Gaylord Street and the Wash Park neighborhood. Sports Plus has accepted consignment items from the beginning, and the hardware store-turned sporting-goods shop continues to build an impressive inventory of quality new and used items.
Today, Zack and Alex pride themselves on continuing to deliver the unmatched service Sports Plus’ loyal customers have come to know. Sports Plus is Denver’s oldest sporting-goods consignment shop, recognized for having the area’s best and only selection of consigned ski/snowboards, disc golf, ice + inline skates. You will also find huge selections of bikes, hockey, golf, lacrosse, disc golf, + skate/longboard inventory year-round, as well as supplying athletes with gear for tennis, soccer, baseball + football.
They continue to expand the full-service department with on-the-clock mechanics to repair anything from skis and bikes to re-stringing baseball gloves and tennis rackets to sharpening skates.
Sports Plus will turn your unused gear into cash, or browse our large selection of new inventory - We Hope you will come in to see us!