101 Best North Carolina Sporting Goods Companies and Startups

February 10, 2023
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This article showcases our top picks for the best North Carolina based Sporting Goods companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Sporting Goods industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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Top North Carolina Sporting Goods Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Stitch Golf

Stitch Golf

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To be the only company you will see with such precise attention to detail

Ryker

Ryker

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Ryker is an innovative, patent, biomechanically system for rifles and shotguns on the market today.

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Gryppers

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Gryppers is a sports technology brand and a multinational supplier of high-quality, specialty apparel, and protective compression wear.

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Crossrope

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Crossrope is an online store that sells jumping ropes, apparel and fitness accessories.

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Thomas Golf

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The Company believes it can develop and dominate a new market segment centered on the concepts of aim and alignment.

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Eagles Nest Outfitters

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ENO is a collection of original parachute hammocks and accessories that incorporate the element of portable comfort.

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FIBA

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FIBA is an independent association formed by 213 National Basketball Federations worldwide.

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Feetures

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Feetures is an online store that retails a wide collection of sporting socks for men and women.

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Global Value Commerce

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Global Value Commerce, Inc. started operations in 2001 and is one of the leading e-commerce retailers dedicated to the needs of golf

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3balls

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3balls.com is an e-commerce company for golf equipment.

Ryker

Big Rock Sports

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Big Rock Sports is an outdoor sporting goods distributor.

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Cane Creek Cycling Components

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Cane Creek Cycling Components is a sporting goods company providing cycling solutions.

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Powertac USA

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Powertac USA is a manufacturer and distributor of powertac flashlights, that offers premium tactical lighting solutions.

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Captain Fin Co.

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Captain Fin Co is a lifestyle brand that designs, markets, and distributes surfing related products and apparel.

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431 Sports

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431 Sports is a sporting goods shop that provides sports uniforms, jerseys, and balls.

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Omega Sports

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Omega Sports is a sporting goods retailer.

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Golf Pride

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Golf Pride is a outdoor & sporting goods company.

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Del-ton

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Del-ton is a wholesale supplier of sporting goods including barrel assemblies and kits, lower receivers and rifle kits.

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Fisher Athletic Equipment

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Fisher Athletic Equipment offers chutes, sleds, netting, fence tops, track equipment, banners, football padding, training items, and mats.

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World Soccer Shop

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World Soccer Shop offers jerseys, footwear, and shin guards.

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Countrywide Sports

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Countrywide Sports is a ammunition distributor that sells rimfire, handgun, and rifle ammo products for the defense sector.

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Swing Racquet + Paddle

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Swing Racquet + Paddle is an operator of a sports campus to offer both indoor and covered courts as well as fitness facilities.

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Trailblazer Firearms

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Trailblazer Firearms is a firearm manufacturing company that designs, develops, manufacture, and markets innovative American-made firearms.

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Hornwood

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Hornwood manufactures and distributes warp and circular knitted fabrics for a wide range of markets.

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UCS

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UCS designs and manufactures athletics and sports equipment.

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Industry Nine

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Industry Nine is an online store that sells a wide range of sporting products, soft goods, and servicing parts with an online store.

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Great Outdoor Provision Co.

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Great Outdoor Provision Co. is a manufacturer of camping, hiking & climbing gear, fishing tools, paddles, outdoor clothing, and kayaks.

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SUN PATH PRODUCTS

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SUN PATH PRODUCTS manufactures the javelin legacy, javelin odyssey, student odyssey, and military javelin harness container systems.

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Body Helix

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BodyHelix, LLC, manufactures, distributes and markets the best compression equipment in the world.

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DeFeet

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DeFeet offers support to the cycling community and local community through sponsorship, donations, and collaboration.

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Childforms

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Childforms provides commercial playground equipment.

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STKR Concepts

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STKR Concepts is an outdoor and sporting goods designer and manufacturer company.

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Cruzbike

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Cruzbike specialises in manufacturing two-wheeled recumbent road bicycles that climb fast.

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Ski Country Sports

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Ski Country Sports sells sporting goods.

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Parker Medical Associates

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Parker Medical Associates is a manufacturer of athletic protective guards and other resin-impregnated fiberglass-based products.

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Silent Legion

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Silent Legion is a manufacturing company that supplies ammunition, suppressors, caliber, covers, and related parts for firearms.

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Fathom Offshore

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Fathom Offshore is a sports goods company that specializes in offshore and inshore saltwater fishing tackle and apparel.

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Better Display Cases

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Better Display Cases is an online store that sells a wide collection of display cases of various sizes for all types of sports.

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C.E. Smith Company

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C.E. Smith Company is a retail company that manufactures precision metal stampings, fabrications, and assemblies for various industries.

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TreeStuff

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TreeStuff is a retail and wholesale company that supplies and distributes arborist supplies and tree climbing gears online.

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Catch The Fever

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Catch The Fever is an e-commerce platform that offers fishing rods, slime lines, apparel, and accessories.

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Cunningham Recreation

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Cunningham Recreation is a park, recreation, and playground equipment supplier.

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Liquidlogic

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Liquidlogic is a manufacturer and supplier of outdoor sporting products and accessories via an online store for all types of paddlers.

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Pevo Sports

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Pevo Sports is a manufacturer of a wide range of sporting goods products such as soccer goals, nets, clips and equipment.

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Bobby Grace Tour Putters

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Bobby Grace Tour Putters is a manufacturing company that provides blades, mallets, sidesaddles, grips, sporting goods, and accessories.

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Caison Yachts

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Caison Yachts is a premier custom boat building firm that mainly deals in building sportfishing boats.

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World Rugby Shop

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World Rugby Shop is a retailer of rugby gear and officially licensed merchandise for professional and amateur players, fans, and families.

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Warehouse Skateboards

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Warehouse Skateboards is an online skateboard pro shop.

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Pro-Line Boats

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Pro-Line Boats is a manufacturer of recreational fiberglass fishing boats.

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Bowmar Sports

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Bowmar Sports is an online table tennis retailer that sells table tennis equipment.

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Shooters Express

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Shooters Express is a sporting goods company that offers sporting shooting products.

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Super-Net

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Super-Net makes batting cages, protective and backstop netting, and replacement nets.

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Johnson-Lambe

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Johnson-Lambe is a seller of trophies, awards, and sporting products.

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MudGear

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MudGear manufactures and sells rugged gear and mud gear online.

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FTF Industries

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FTF Industries is an e-shop that specializes in tactical supplies, gun parts, knives, threaded barrels, shirts, magazines, and accessories.

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Sea Striker

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Sea Striker offers fish-catching products such as lures, rigs, terminal tackles, rods, barrel swivels, and fishing accessories.

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Rain or Shine Golf

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Rain or Shine Golf is a sporting goods company that offers hitting bays, mats, and golf simulators.

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Bonafide Kayaks

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Bonafide Kayaks is a manufacturing company that develops and distributes water sport goods such as kayaks, fishing rods, mounts, and baits.

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Gearbunch

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GearBunch engages in sales of sports apparel and accessories.

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The Coaching Mark

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The Coaching Mark is a provider of a software-as-a-service platform dedicated to helping youth thrive through athletics.

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Aussie Island Surf Shop

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Aussie Island Surf Shop offers surfboards, skateboards, wetsuits, and snowboard gear on a rental basis.

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Neuse Sport Shop

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Neuse Sport Shop is a sporting goods company that offers archery, camping, fishing, and hunting products.

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Primetime Sports Apparel

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Primetime Sports Apparel offers team uniforms for baseball, football, and volleyball.

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Paintball Central

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Paintball Central is a paintball and recreation center.

Ryker

Monark Golf

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Monark Golf provides golf club components.

Ryker

Mcrae Inds Cl A

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Mcrae Industries is a Industry that manufactures high quality children’s shoes.

Ryker

AntiGravityGear

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AntiGravityGear is an online store for ultralight backpacking gear, anti-gravity gear, anti-gravity suits, and outdoor and hiking equipment.

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Bradley

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Bradley is a supplier of custom screen printing, embroidery, team uniforms, athletic apparel, and equipment.

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Team Connection

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Team Connection is a sporting goods company that offers jerseys, footwear, and accessories.

Ryker

Brewer Cycles

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Brewer Cycles is a manufacturer and seller of automotive products.

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Elite Play Equipment

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Elite Play Equipment provides commercial playground equipment for churches, communities, parks, and schools.

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Vision Sporting Goods

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Vision Sporting Goods is a manufacturer and seller of sports goods.

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Pilot Mountain Arms

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Pilot Mountain Arms designs and manufactures custom rifles and handguns for hunting, competition, and self-defence.

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Bohn Body Armor

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Bohn Body Armor is a sporting goods company that provides motorcycle riding shirts, pants, and shorts.

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Nickel Putter USA

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Nickel Putter USA is an importer and distributor for Nickel Putter brand golf equipment to markets.

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Bulletprufe

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Bulletprufe sells jeans and pants.

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Lori’s Golf Shoppe

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Lori’s Golf Shoppe offers shirts, skorts, pants, dresses, shorts, outwear, capris, accessories, shoes, and bags.

Ryker

Two Bros Bows

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Two Bros Bows is an online retailer of kid-friendly bow and arrow sets made in the USA.

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Lyndon’s Riverview Sports

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Lyndon’s Riverview Sports is an online firearms and accessories dealer.

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ProTag

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ProTag is a manufacturer of bag tags, eco tees, and ball makers.

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Court One

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Court One offers total recreational court builder services for tennis and all sorts of court surfaces, running tracks & sells accessories.

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The Tackle Room

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The Tackle Room is an online shop that provides saltwater fishing gear for anglers of all sorts.

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Chapel Hill Sportswear

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Chapel Hill Sportswear is a sportswear and accessories retailer.

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ProTex Sport Products

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ProTex Sport Products is a manufacturer of athletic equipment and safety padding.

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Playmate Tennis

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Playmate Tennis manufactures tennis ball machines and accessories.

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Kangaroo Golf

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Kangaroo Golf is a manufacturer of remote control caddies and electric caddies for walking golfers.

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Jus’ Running

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Jus’ Running is a running store that provides running shoes and accessories for athletes.

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TW’S Bait and Tackle

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TW’s Bait & Tackle is a sporting goods company that offers fishing equipment, footwear, and eyewear.

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Surfinshape

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Surfinshape is an e-commerce company for surfboards.

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Hawley’s Bicycle World

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Hawley’s Bicycle World provides bicycle sales, rentals, and service.

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All Star Bike Shop

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All Star Bike Shop offers chainrings, chains, eyewear, and cycling apparel.

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Sole Dimensions

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Sole Dimensions is an offline retail store that focuses on kids, sandals, athletic, comfort, and dress shoe products.

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Mace Sports

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Mace Sports offers pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns, and accessories.

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Outer Banks Boarding Company

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Outer Banks Boarding Company offers surfboards, skateboards, skimboards, and bodyboard products.

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Cowan’s Ford Golf Club

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Cowan’s Ford Golf Club offers a golf course, practice facilities, tennis, and pickleball courts.

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Kroop’s Brands

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Kroop’s Brands sells sunglasses, apparel, and accessories for skydiving, cycling, and horse racing.

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Pro Air Grip Golf Gloves

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Sporting Goods Store

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Clay Creek Athletic

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Clay Creek Athletic provides laundry bags, mesh duffel bags, and veterinary pet burial bags.

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Cummins Outdoors

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Cummins Outdoors is an e-commerce company of electric golf caddies.

Ryker

Mitzi Skiff

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Mitzi Skiff is a boat manufacturing company that designs and manufactures a variety of boats for tournaments.

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Tennis Solutions

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Tennis Solutions manufactures Slam Strap a self-measuring tennis net center strap.

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