16 Reasons Why Employees Think We Are a Best Place to Work in Kansas City

Since our inception in 1987, Pro Athlete, Inc. has cultivated a one-of-a-kind environment that has translated into a fun place for our customers, alumni, vendors, lenders, friends, and visitors. We’ve been recognized by Kansas City Business Journal and KC Chamber, as well as nationally for our cool and healthy office.

But, do you know the main reasons people want to work here? Here are the top sixteen reasons why employees think Pro Athlete, Inc is a best place to work in Kansas City.

  1. Charity Program. One of our core values is Embrace Stewardship, and we give charitable causes a bear hug, in that regard. Every employee receives a generous annual allotment to give to any charitable organization(s) they choose. We also continuously volunteer as a company for YMCA Challenger, Gloves For Kids, Noah’s Bandage Project, and many more.

  2. Keep It Local. Our coffee shop, Pro Shop, and on-site bar all support local companies. This includes Charlie Hustle tee shirts, Boulevard beer in 6-4-3, and many more local spots are proudly aligned with so our hometown is given plenty of love.

  3. Privately Owned. Locally-owned and no public pressure. At just over 50 employees, Pro Athlete, Inc. easily leverages each employee’s skills and abilities to do more with less. This also gives us the flexibility to spoil employees with better perks.

  4. Free Breakfast and Lunch. Have you met our on-site, culinary-expert Chef Nathan? He cooks up made-to-order eggs every morning, as well as five-star, health-conscious lunches every day. These are at no cost to employees.

  5. Famous Visitors. By virtue of running JustBats.com and JustBallGloves.com, a number of well-known ballplayers have walked our halls. George Brett, Adam Dunn, Michele Smith, Travis Kelce, Matt Besler, and more have enjoyed our hidden treasure. See who else has visited.

  6. 100% Healthy. Always a KCBJ Healthiest Place to Work and nationally-recognized for our efforts, we’re very health-conscious. We are true believers in preventing high-risk diseases by encouraging all of our employees to lead and live a healthy, tobacco-free lifestyle, which is why we have an on-site personal trainer. Seriously.

  7. Interest-Free Home Loan. Looking to buy a house? We help our employees. Salaried employees who have served, at least, one year are eligible for an interest-free loan of $5,000 toward the purchase of their first home.

  8. Oh, Baby! One of our newest perks is our Baby Bonus Program. A new baby means a new addition to our family too, so employees that become new parents are given a monetary bonus and a gift basket featuring Kansas City goodies, gift certificates, baby necessities, and (of course) baby’s first baseball glove.

  9. We’re Competitive. Six years in a row we’ve won our Kansas City Corporate Challenge division. We also have employee tournaments, including pickleball, dodgeball, and racquetball, going year-round. It’s okay to have fun at work too.

  10. Unlimited PTO. Pro Athlete, Inc. is a holistic culture. That means no bosses or managers. Everyone self-manages themselves and that means our full-time, salaried employees control their paid-time-off and self-dictate when their work gets done.

  11. 100% Company Paid Healthcare Coverage. We pay 100% health premium coverage for employees who choose to live a healthy, tobacco-free lifestyle. This coverage includes spouses and dependents.

  12. Best Company 401(k) Program. Preparing for the future is important, which is why Pro Athlete contributes a generous 401(k) contribution match, dollar-for-dollar, up to 10%.

  13. You Never Leave. Our commitment to all of our current and former employees is why we established the Alumni Program for former employees. Once you leave, it doesn’t mean you can’t receive product discounts, invites to company events, and much more.

  14. A Real Company Baseball Game. Every year, we take our company baseball game to a whole new level. Uniforms, announcers, and renting out Community America Baseball Park are all a part of a truly unique experience for our employees.

  15. Player Development Program. Each employee receives an annual allotment each year toward their personal development by completing courses in Pro Athlete University, our own learning portal. Employees can use the money for conferences, certifications, classes, and much more.

  16. I’m Going to Disney World. Personalized bobbleheads and baseball bats greet employees for time awards, but the big one is when you’ve been here for five years. Pro Athlete flys you and your immediate family to Orlando, Florida for a week-long stay at a gated-community house and a week of theme park fun.


Hard to believe this all exists at one company, right? What’s your favorite benefit or perk we offer? Learn more about Pro Athlete, Inc. and why employees think we’re a best place to work in Kansas City.

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