Christy Sports Acquires Leisure Living Inc. and Expands its Summer Business & Presence in Utah

LAKEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Christy Sports LLC, one of the largest specialty retailers and service
providers in the Western U.S., today announced that it has acquired
Leisure Living, Inc., a specialty Outdoor Furniture retail operator
based in Salt Lake City, Utah. The acquisition closed on March 11, 2019;
financial terms were not disclosed.

Established in 1982 by Marc and Sharon McDonald and Marc’s parents
Charles and Beth Ann McDonald, Leisure Living is Salt Lake City’s
premier Outdoor Furniture store and known for its outstanding selection
of quality outdoor furniture with customer service to match.

Christy Sports is a national leader in Winter Sports specialty retail &
service and also a leader in Outdoor Furniture in the Rocky Mountains.
“We are very excited about the addition of Leisure Living to our company
as it complements our growth strategy and culture. Marc McDonald, his
family, and his team have built an amazing business over the last 37
years. We are honored by their trust and confidence in Christy Sports to
perpetuate their success into the future,” said Matt Gold, Christy
Sports CEO. “The addition of Leisure Living step changes our commercial
presence in our second largest state, Utah, and also elevates our
strategically important Outdoor Furniture business in the spring &
summer months.”

With shared core values, Leisure Living and Christy Sports provide top
quality products and exceptional customer service. “Both companies have
the same DNA with a dedication to customers and exhibiting a strong work
ethic,” said Marc McDonald, Leisure Living CEO. “There is a common
desire to treat people right and provide excellent service. “

Christy Sports will continue to adhere to its mission of exceeding
customer expectations through outstanding guest service, deep product
expertise, and top-quality merchandise. With insight and guidance from
Christy Sports, Leisure Living’s daily operations will continue as usual
and operate from the existing Salt Lake City location under its current
name. “Marc, along with his family and staff, have cultivated a
customer-centric culture which is very much akin to ours. We look
forward to working together with the Leisure Living team and providing
the best year round selection & service for Outdoor Furniture in Utah,”
said Dan Fox, Christy Sports VP of Operations.

Founded in 1958 and headquartered in Lakewood, Colorado, Christy
Sports is one of the largest Winter Sports specialty retailers in the
nation with more than 55 locations in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and
Washington. In addition to offering a broad selection of retail
merchandise in its stores and through multiple e-commerce sites, Christy
Sports is a leading provider of Rental and Equipment Services. During
the winter off-season, the Company operates highly professional outdoor
businesses including Patio Furniture & Cycling to further inspire &
enable our guests’ healthy lifestyles and to leverage our operational
infrastructure and passionate employee base.
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Randy England
Director of Marketing
Christy Sports LLC