Ask any athlete: the costs for helmets, gloves, jerseys, skates, cleats, bats and other sporting equipment, add up. But the Huntington Youth Council sought to make a difference on Saturday, March 29, by hosting the Town of Huntington’s Inaugural Sport Swap at the Dix Hills Ice Rink.
Residents were encouraged to drop off gently used hockey, baseball, soccer, lacrosse and figure skating equipment to the ice rink in March and received one voucher for each item donated. Those unable to donate ahead of time could “shop the swap” with a donation to the Huntington Youth Council. Members of the Huntington Youth Council were on hand to assist shoppers as they browsed through the donated merchandise.
“The Inaugural Sport Swap was a terrific success and brought several sporting communities together,” Councilwoman Susan Berland said, in a press release.
“Sports equipment is expensive, so offering a forum where families can pick up ‘new’ equipment while donating their ‘older’ equipment helps everyone," she added. "I would like to thank the Huntington Youth Council for being the sales associates for the day and the Dix Hills Ice Rink staff for running everything smoothly.”