Play It Again Sports Celebrating 30 Years
April 22, 2013, is the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day – a global event that raises awareness about the importance of conserving, respecting and protecting the Earth’s natural resources. Play It Again Sports, which celebrates its 30th
anniversary this year, is proud of its ongoing contribution to the principles of Earth Day – principles that are the driving force behind the sporting goods reseller’s business. In 2012 alone, local Play It Again Sports stores, including Play It Again Sports of Fort Gratiot, purchased more than 1.55 million items of used sports and fitness gear, clothing and equipment – items that didn’t go into local landfills and didn’t contribute to hazardous waste problems or the continued use of valuable raw materials related to the manufacturing of new items. As a result, local Play It Again Sports stores also put more than $30 million into the pockets of local families who brought in their quality used sports gear to sell. Elizabeth Scheuer-Murphy, owner of Play It Again Sports of Fort Gratiot says, “This is recycling at its best. Usable items are returned to the community, rather than being discarded. Families can keep their children involved in sports without breaking the budget. And individuals who want to turn quality used sports and exercise equipment into cash can do that, too. In the end, the environment, the community and the children all benefit from what we do – and that’s a very satisfying business to be in.” Play It Again Sports of Fort Gratiot, is located at 4130 24th Ave.