My name is Marcey Futris, and I am the founder of SportHooks medal hangers, which I originally designed to display my medals from running marathons. After completing my first marathon in 2000, I quickly became “hooked” on marathon running. Proud of my achievements, I wanted to take my medals out of my drawer and display them. I decided to design a medal display that was both functional and stylish – a SportHook!
In talking with friends and other marathon runners, I realized I was not alone in the search for a way to display medals, and I quickly began designing medal hangers based on what my friends would like. With the heart of a runner and entrepreneur, I was inspired to move my ideas to a business, and in 2006, SportHooks LLC was born.
As demand expanded into various sports, charities, and more, SportHooks became something much more than just a solution for displaying medals. I have been touched by the personal stories shared by my customers and enjoy making new friends along the way.
I have now run 102 marathons all over the world and continue to find inspiration in each race. I continue to draw inspiration for new designs from travel, passion of running and other everyday experiences, and I am so lucky to have the opportunity to collaborate with incredible partners to make SportHooks metal designs a reality.
We are thoughtful about every element that goes into our products, from the high quality metal we use, to the skilled craftsmen who hand cut each piece, to the design details that make every design feel special and unique. We hope to make the SportHook not just a product, but an experience. The team is driven and passionate about providing a personal touch, whether it involves medal display design input or getting to know customers and their personal stories.
Support from friends, both new and old, and family is the reason SportHooks continues to experience incredible growth and success each year. Thank you to all of my loyal customers and new friends that I meet along the way! I am blessed and thankful!
Pete is responsible for business development and finance at SportHooks and has been married to Marcey since 1985. Prior to SportHooks, Pete owned and operated two successful restaurants and retired from Mars Chocolate after 20 years. Pete was born and raised in Chicago, IL (and also ran 2 Chicago Marathons in the early 1980s!), and he is a graduate of Wayne State Nebraska where he played football and baseball.
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