Sport Chalet founder Norbert Olberz dies - Ahwatukee Foothills News: News

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Sport Chalet founder Norbert Olberz dies

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Related Stories

Posted: Saturday, July 23, 2011 11:00 am

Sport Chalet founder Norbert Olberz, who expanded a Southern California ski and tennis shop into a sporting goods superstore chain of 55 outlets in four Western states, has died at his La Canada Flintridge home at 86.

The company says in a website tribute that Olberz died last week of natural causes.

A memorial service will be at noon Friday at Descanso Gardens.

Olberz, a native of Germany who was Sport Chalet chief executive officer for four decades, embraced the core principals “Take it to the Limit” and “I Guarantee It.” When it went public in 1995, he urged the company “to not be the biggest, but the best.”

The La Canada Flintridge store opened in 1959. There are 55 Sport Chalets in California, Arizona, Nevada and Utah.

In the East Valley, there are locations in Chandler, Tempe and Queen Creek.

More about

  • Discuss

Facebook

ahwatukee.com on Facebook

Twitter

ahwatukee.com on Twitter

RSS

Subscribe to ahwatukee.com via RSS

RSS Feeds

Spacer4px

Ahwatukee Little League 11s win district title

Ahwatukee Little League Minors topped Chandler National North to win the District 13 title.

Despite excessive heat, some residents still active outside

By Jiahui Jia | Cronkite NewsFriday, June 24, 2016PHOENIX — It was 9 a.m. and the temperature had...

Creature Feature — Arabian Oryx

Did you know the Phoenix Zoo helped save the Arabian Oryx from extinction? Operation Oryx started...

Online poll

Loading…