CSI Sports was founded as Carlson Sports in 1963 and serves various U.S. states. It provides a variety of ice fishing equipment and supplies, as well as fishing, hunting, optics, electronics and camping-related products. Located in Sauk Rapids, Minn., CSI Sports is owned and operated by its parent company Big Rock Sports, which serves ice fishing, shooting, camping and marine retailers in more than 40 U.S. states. The parent company has more than five distribution centers and employs over 600 personnel. It is a member of the American Sportfishing Association, National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers, National Rifle Association, and Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation. Big Rock Sports operates several units, including All Sports, AWR Sports, MT Sports and Henry s Memphis. Big Rock Sports maintains a location in Newport, N.C.