A Chat with Stange Sports
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Simply put, no other recreational sports business in Metro Detroit offers more options at a better price or with better customer service than Stange Sports. If you find one, let us know and we'll give you a free gift certificate toward an upcoming event.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I originally moved to the Sylvan Lake area in order to live on a lake and bike to work. Ironically, just three months after I moved, I was pink slipped after a successful 15 year teaching career. But this "tragedy" inspired me to combine my two greatest passions in life; teaching and water sports.
What do you love most about your job?
I'm grateful for my teaching career and mentoring inner-city youth. I still get to teach, only now I'm outside, sharing my true passion for sports, fitness, and nutrition with customers who otherwise might stay indoors watching TV. I'm still changing lives, only now I'm floating on a lake.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
During the 6 years I organized Metro Detroit Athletes, 100s of people thanked me for enabling them to be more social and fit. But one individual stands out. He confided in me that my group helped him out of a serious depression. Today he is one of my best friends; happy, successful, fit, and social.