The Copeland family, former owners of Copeland's Sports and current downtown developers, have made a $1 million donation to the San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum in honor of the late family matriarch Thelma Copeland. The Copelands, according to local papers in California, also made a $100,000 donation to the museum before the old building at the corner of Monterey and Nipomo streets closed in 2004, was demolished, and construction on the new museum began.

In August 2006, Copeland Sports filed for bankruptcy and liquidated its stores. Most were sold the The Sports Authority.