Park District and Greener Glenview Partner to Present Glenview SportsSwap for Gently Used Equipment
The Glenview Park District and Greener Glenview are partnering to host the first Glenview SportsSwap, a community project that supports sustainability by keeping used sport equipment out of the landfill. Used sports equipment will be available at affordable prices, with proceeds from the SportSwap benefiting the Glenview Park Foundation. Donated sports equipment should be “gently used” or like new. Greener Glenview will not clean or repair any item prior to the SportSwap. A list of accepted items can be found at GreenerGlenview.org.
Participants donating equipment can bring all items to Park Center West Gym on Thursday, August 24, from 3 to 7 p.m., Friday, August 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or Saturday, August 26, from 9 a.m. to Noon. Donors will receive a voucher as “credit” for each donated item. The amount of the voucher will vary based upon the type of items dropped off rather than items’ original price. Ice hockey equipment will not be accepted, and donated items will not be accepted on the day of the SportSwap.
Community members are invited to shop and save at the SportSwap on Sunday, August 27, from Noon to 3 p.m. Vouchers are not needed to shop, and items can be purchased with cash or vouchers. Credit card payment will not be available. Vouchers must be presented at checkout for use as payment. Shoppers are encouraged to bring a bag to take home purchases.
Items are generally divided into four categories: balls, priced at $1; accessories/miscellaneous items, priced at $1; shoes, priced at $5; and equipment, priced at $10. For pricing and a list of accepted items, visit GreenerGlenview.org.
“We are really excited about this fun event and so happy to collaborate with the Glenview Park District,” said Ann Yoshida, Greener Glenview member and event organizer. “By participating in the SportsSwap you are saving money, helping the environment, and cleaning out your garage—all at the same time! It’s a win for everyone.”