Founded in 1902, Scheels is an employee-owned, privately held chain that offers a selection of sporting goods. The chain operates more than 20 stores in over 8 U.S. states, including Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota and South Dakota. Its stores sell a range of apparel, footwear, archery gear, holsters and gun cases. Scheels stores also provide equipment for hunting, fishing, camping and biking. The chain s stores offer gloves, tubes, helmets, goggles and life vests for winter and water sports. In addition, its stores sell products for baseball, football, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, soccer and tennis. Scheels operates service shops that specialize in repair, racquet stringing, skate sharpening and ski tuning services. The chain s service shops additionally maintain an inventory of replacement parts. It has a staff of more than 4,200 employees, as well as offers shipping and delivery services. Scheels works in association with several nonprofit organizations, such as the United Way, American Cancer Society, Boy Scouts of America, and National Rifle Association.