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Soccer gear and more

by: Photo by Susan Matheny - Lorena Galvan at Galvan Sports and More newly opened in downtown Madras.


   Galvan Sports and More, which recently opened in downtown Madras, specializes in soccer clothing and gear.
   This is a first business venture for owners Gonzalo and Lorena Galvan, who are relocating from Hood River to Madras.
   Lorena explained why they decided to open a shop here. "I like Madras and have family here. We wanted to specialize in soccer and there is no other place selling this type of merchandise," she said.
   She previously worked in the retail business for 15 years, and her husband has been employed as a waiter at Sherry's Restaurant for 18 years. They have three children, ages 12, 13 and 15.
   The shop carries soccer team jerseys, along with soccer balls, shoes, hats, shin guards and other gear.
   There is also a selection of men and women's apparel, including jackets, sweatshirts, boots, shoes, undergarments, fashion socks, jeans, camisoles, T-shirts, blankets and sunglasses. They also have prepaid phone cards, and Ria Company money services to wire money, or to pay bills.
   If they don't have what you want, customers can view several catalogs and have the shop order items.
   Galvan Sports and More, located at 81 S.E. Fifth St., Madras, is open from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The business phone is 541-475-7606.