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Al and Mary

Al and Mary Treadwell opened Al's Sport Shop in August of 1979 after moving to San Diego from Santa Barbara with their two young children.  The original location was located in a 1600 sq ft suite in a strip mall at the corner of Mission Gorge and Olive Lane. The front parking lot was dirt and their neighbor was a miniature pony farm.  The city has grown since then and Al's Sport Shop is thrilled to have grown with the city and enjoys the small town atmosphere it still provides. With over 30 years of service, Al's has provided generations of families with cleats, uniforms and trophies.  Al's Sport Shop has moved to a 6000 sq ft building further west on Mission Gorge Road, but has kept it's small town feel. Mary and Al pride themselves on providing personalized service and getting to know the wonderful people who walk through the front door everyday.


Al's would be classified as your nuts and bolts athletic store. We carry everything from jock straps to football helmets. Our specialty is youth sports: Baseball, softball, soccer, football, field hockey, lacrosse, volleyball, waterpolo, and everything in between.  We also feature embroidery, silkscreening, banners, signs, trophies , and other promotional items.




Barbara Sanfilippo started at Al's Sport Shop in the early 90's when she met the Treadwell's at Patrick Henry High School where Barbara's kids went to school with Al and Mary's children. Barbara is known for never forgetting a face and handles many of the team orders that come through the store. Barbara has been involved in sports since she was a child and her father worked at Stanley Andrews sporting goods.  When Barbara had her own children she continued to be involved, including being a player agent for 16 years for Allied Gardens Little League. She is extremely knowledgeable and is always willing to help customers get what they need.

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