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San Juan Outdoor Club to hold Ski and Sports Swap

The annual San Juan Outdoor Club Ski and Sports Swap will take place Saturday, Nov. 13, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Ross Aragon Community Center.

Outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels will find great prices on all types of sports equipment and apparel bargains at this unique event. Individuals as well as regional and local businesses will be bringing in new and gently used merchandise for this sale. With winter quickly approaching, this is an excellent opportunity for everyone to get ready for all types of snow-related activities.

If you have sporting equipment and/or outerwear you or family members no longer use you can bring these in for consignment sale and find great replacement items. This is also an opportunity to buy equipment for a “new” endeavor without investing a lot of money.

Items you would like to sell can be brought to the community center on Friday Nov. 12, between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. or between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning. The club charges a commission of 17 percent for items that are sold, and the remaining 83 prcent will be mailed to you in a timely manner. You are asked to pick up any unsold items immediately following the sale on Saturday. Items that are not retrieved by 2 p.m. on the day of the sale will be donated to a local charitable organization.

Year-round sports equipment is welcomed. While the emphasis this time of year is on winter sports, you may also buy or sell such items as camping gear, backpacks and other hiking equipment, bicycles, tennis rackets, sports shoes in good condition, golf clubs, smallL water craft, fishing gear, bats and balls and outerwear. Kids’ scooters and the occasional pogo stick have even been brought in on consignment. Winter items you may buy or sell include, but are not limited to downhill or cross country skis, boots and poles (no “straight” skis are accepted any longer), snowboards, snowshoes, ice skates, sleds, toboggans, winter boots, hats, gloves, and jackets. Due to limited space and the difficulty in transporting them, the club asks that you not bring large exercise equipment to this event.

When you buy or sell items at the Swap you not only help yourself or your family, but you help local youth as well. The proceeds the club earns from this fund-raiser are applied to college scholarships given annually to graduating high school seniors and to local projects for elementary school children in cooperation with the Colorado Audubon Society. You can contact this year’s Ski & Sports Swap chairman, Ron Chacey, at 264-6275 with questions or for more information.