In 1902, it all started with three acres of potatoes where the seed for the first SCHEELS store was planted. With $300 earned from his first harvest of potatoes, German immigrant Frederick A. Scheel placed a down payment on a small hardware and general merchandise store in Sabin, Minnesota.
SCHEELS opened their first all sporting goods store in Grand Forks, ND in 1989 and by 2008 SCHEELS opened the World’s Largest Sports Store in Reno-Sparks, Nevada. SCHEELS stores are unlike any other sporting good stores.
As an employee-owned, privately held business, SCHEELS dedicates their consistent success to empowered associates, leaders, and partners who think and make decisions for their individual stores and the entire company. SCHEELS also gives back to the local communities, donating more than 10% of its profits to local charities and local non-profit organizations.
Currently, SCHEELS has 27 locations in 13 states, including North Dakota, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, Montana, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Nevada, Utah, Kansas, Colorado, and Texas.