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SportSwap:  Gently Used Equipment Swap and Sale

Sunday, August 27 from Noon to 3 PM

Glenview Park Center West Gym

 

Glenview! Let's all work together to keep used sports items out of the landfill!

 

The SportsSwap is a fun (and therapeutic) project that supports sustainability. It's simple:

  • Gather up your gently used equipment in your garage, car/van, bedroom, or wherever.

  • Drop it off between August 24th and 26th at the Glenview Park Center West Gym.

  • Receive a voucher to purchase items on Sunday when you drop off items. Be sure bring the voucher on Sunday!

  • Don't have anything to donate? No voucher? Not a problem. Come shop on Sunday anyway. 

  • Pay with vouchers or CASH.  No credit cards 

 

SPONSORS: 

Greener Glenview and the Glenview Park District 

PROCEEDS BENEFIT:

Glenview Park Foundation

Drop-off Procedure for Items

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WHERE AND WHEN TO DROP OFF

Drop off at the Park Center using the west entrance of the building (facing Attea Middle School):

  • Thursday 8/24: 3:00 to 7:00

  • Friday 8/25: 10:00 to 2:00

  • Saturday 8/26: 9:00 to Noon

 

Items will not be accepted on the day of the SportsSwap.

RECEIVE A VOUCHER FOR DONATIONS

After dropping off items, you will receive a voucher as “credit” for donated items donated towards the SportSwap.  The amount of the voucher will vary based on the items dropped off. Recipients will be able to “swap” the voucher as credit towards items on August 27. 

Vouchers are issued based on the type of item, regardless of the original purchase price.

Greener Glenview has the right to refuse to issue vouchers for items based on condition.

SportSwap Checkout Procedure

 

PRESENT VOUCHER AT CHECKOUT

If a voucher is being used, it must be presented at checkout.  Change is not given for vouchers where the voucher total exceeds the value of the items.  For example, if they have a $5 voucher and “swap” it for a $1 item, they do not get $4 back.

Cash will be accepted for non-voucher purchases.

No credit for a lost voucher. 

Please bring a reusable bag to bag your items if you wish. 

NO DONATION OR VOUCHER? 

Not a problem.  Come shop on Sunday, August 27!

 

Individuals who did not drop off items will still be able to shop for items at a discount on Sunday.

 

Bring cash!  Credit cards not accepted.

Accepted Items and Prices

 

Items should be “gently used” or like new.  Greener Glenview will not clean or repair any item prior to the SportSwap.

Please only donate an item in a condition that YOU would be excited about if you found it at the swap!

FOUR CATEGORIES AND PRICES

Items are generally divided into 4 categories:

  1. Balls (priced at $1)

  2. Accessories/Miscellaneous (priced at $1)

  3. Shoes (priced at $5)

  4. Equipment (priced at $10)

 

Prices/voucher value varies for miscellaneous/larger items, depending on the item and condition.  Please read below for details of what will be accepted.

Note: The SwapShop is not accepting Ice hockey equipment.

BALLS: $1

 

ACCEPTED

  • Gently used baseball, lacrosse, softball, football, basketball, soccer

  • New golf, tennis, racquetball, paddleball, and pickleball (unopened in original packaging)

NOT ACCEPTED

  • Wiffle balls, Pickleballs, Bouncy balls, Frisbees, Foam balls, Inflatable balls

 

ACCESSORIES/MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS: $1

ACCEPTED

  • Shinguards (as a pair only)

  • Elbow and Knee pads (as a pair only)

  • Baseball/softball mitts 

  • Lacrosse gloves 

  • Football/baseball gloves 

  • Soccer Cones - single cones welcome, but vouchers only given for a set of 12 or more

  • Bases - single bases welcome, but vouchers are only given for a set of 4 or more

NOT ACCEPTED

  • Mouthguards

  • Jockstraps

  • Bathing suits, Goggles, Swim caps, Snorkels, Flippers, Kickboards, Water wings

  • Water toys or Pool noodles

  • Dance leotards, tights

  • Sports goggles/glasses

  • Headbands, sweatbands, hair ties

  • Water bottles

  • Hockey gloves

CLOTHING/SHOES: $5

Size must be CLEARLY indicated!

ACCEPTED

  • Cleats for baseball/soccer/other - please remove dirt prior to drop off

  • Indoor soccer shoes

  • Running spikes

  • Basketball sneakers/shoes

  • Dance/ballet shoes

  • Snowshoes

  • Hiking boots

NOT ACCEPTED

  • Flip flops, aqua shoes, or regular sneakers/general athletic shoes

  • Winter gloves

The following clothing items will be accepted but for DONATION ONLY. No vouchers are to be issued.

  • Park District, GBS, Glenview-based issued uniforms/jerseys ONLY

  • Soccer clothing including jerseys, shorts, & socks (GPD or travel teams, multiple sets preferred)

  • Coach, goalie, and referee gear

  • Unused first aid kits

 

EQUIPMENT: $10

ACCEPTED

  • Sticks and bats - baseball bats, tennis racquets (no broken strings please), pickle and paddle ball racquets, lacrosse sticks, batting tees, field hockey sticks

  • Working skateboards and longboards

  • Bowling balls 

  • Rollerskates, in-line skates

  • Non-inflatable sleds (i.e. either hard plastic or foam that is a solid piece)

  • Collapsible soccer goals

  • Larger chest pads i.e. football, lacrosse pads, catchers pads

  • Sports backpacks - clean, no tears

NOT ACCEPTED

  • Ping pong paddles, kadima paddles, sand toys, pool toys or games, inflatable rafts, wiffleball bats, plastic golf clubs or plastic /foam hockey sticks

  • Helmets

  • Ice skates

  • No ice hockey accessories

 

LARGER ITEMS

Larger items - Please email greenerglenview@gmail.com to confirm acceptance and arrange drop off/pick up at Park Center.

ACCEPTED

  • Golf clubs - single clubs $5, set of 5 or more $25 

  • Pitching machines - varies

  • Tumbling mats - $20

  • Two- and three-wheeled scooters - $15

  • Skis/snowboards - $25

  • Folding/camping chairs - $10

  • Tents, camping equipment, outdoor camping sleeping bags and similar - varies

NOT ACCEPTED

  • Strollers

  • Bicycles, or bike trailers

  • Coolers

  • Basketball hoops

  • Power wheels

  • Trampolines

  • Items that are visibly dirty or damaged

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Did We Miss Something? 
 

Email greenerglenview@gmail.com to confirm whether your item will be accepted for the swap!

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