Since 1994, Clarinda Academy has had an on campus vocational screen printing program that has evolved into a full service custom apparel store. As time went on it became apparent that there was need for a local sporting goods store. On February 10, 2012 the dream became a reality and First String [Sports – Equipment – Design] was born. During this first year we have helped outfit multiple schools with football, baseball, softball, volleyball, track, wrestling, cheerleading, and dance gear; including helmets, bats, gloves, practice gear, jerseys, shoes, socks, etc. We offer a selection of regional collegiate apparel. A unique niche market includes our local, county and state Law Enforcement tactical equipment and uniforms.