UNDERDOG Sports, Memorabilia & Games was founded to serve Central Illinois with a place to buy used, but perfectly good equipment and games at affordable prices.

We sell NEW & USED sporting goods.

We RECYCLE sporting goods in order to reduce waste and save you money.

Please consider donating or selling to us. Your gear will help the less fortunate, local kids that need a mentor, educational and after school assistance, or just a place to play. Our proceeds have supported and will continue to support local schools, local sports teams, cancer research, lung research, crisis nurseries, less fortunate mom support and more.


Let's keep kids into sports and out of trouble!

Brandon Rice
 "Customer Delight and Man of Action"
Sam Faivre 
"Customer Thrill Leader"
"Customer Problem Solver"

Brandon knows how to deliver an unparalleled retail experience with the best service in sporting goods in the entire state. His broad background and love of sports shines through daily with knowledge about gear as well as the pro and college fanfare. 


Paul layton


"Head Coach & Equipment Manager”


Paul brings together a blend of playing, coaching, engineering management and customer delight experience in Lean Startups. UNDERDOG Sports follows the latest research in Lean thinking which also gets us very close to our customers while building out product lines that they want. It's all about our customer family.

As an avid left-handed golfer, Sam knows where to find all of the clubs for the special lefties. Having participated in many other sports, customers count on Sam to help with football, soccer, track, baseball and more!


Kelly Layton


"Chairwoman of Heart and Soul"

Kelly delivers a wealth of experience in women's sports from her days playing for Southeast. What side? She's also adept in managing businesses having worked in leadership roles for many years. She came up with the name! We all know everybody loves the UNDERDOG.

Noah knows baseball and softball better than any around! Joining the team in 2022, he's quickly made major impacts in helping kids get exactly the gear they need. He also regrips bats like a super-ninja. 

Hayden Pulliam
"Rookie Of the Year"

Hayden recently joined the DAWG and has tons of experience with regripping bats and has added golf club regripping and skate sharpening to his skillset. Well known in local circles, he brings a helpful attitude to all customers. Known for building haunted houses, don't be afraid because he's really a nice guy!