the story of Scott and sis
Scott and Evelyn (Sis) Names shared many loves: family, sports, competition, the outdoors, doing the right thing, hard work, giving back and, of course, each other.
Like all great love stories, Scott and Sis had humble beginnings. Lifelong residents of Puget Sound, they both attended Stadium High School and were married in 1933. Three children, the Depression and countless jobs later (including stints as a contractor, truck driver and bartender), Scott and Sis founded Scott’s Athletic Equipment store in Lakewood, Washington in 1957.
For more than 42 years, Scott and Sis, working side-by-side with their children (when they were old enough), served the Tacoma, WA community. Their shared love of health and fitness and their passion to support their community ensured Scott always carried the best sporting equipment in town. This ethos, along with their Depression-era frugality, helped Scott and Sis to have just enough savings to seize an opportunity in 1971.