2024 Newsletter
Play It Again Partners With STX
Winmark and its Play It Again Sports franchises have entered into a multi-year partnership as the Official Resale Partner of STX, the manufacturer of lacrosse equipment with a history spanning more than five decades.

Through Winmark’s network of more than 290 Play It Again Sports franchised locations throughout North America, Winmark and STX will partner to purchase quality used lacrosse equipment from consumers to advance circularity and extend the life of equipment, while reducing the barrier of entry for new players entering the sport.

As the Premier Sustainability Partner of Winmark & Play It Again Sports, STX will be the presenting sponsor of one lacrosse equipment “Sponsored Buy Drive” per year and will jointly promote co-branded sustainability-focused content that will be distributed on all social channels, as well as promoted by Play It Again Sports via local stores, its website, and national PR efforts.

“We’re excited to partner with an iconic lacrosse brand like STX who shares our commitment to advancing sustainability while growing the game of lacrosse in local communities throughout North America,” explains Renae Gaudette, COO of Winmark. “We have a long-standing partnership with STX, so taking this to another level as a premier sustainability partner is a natural fit.”

“This game is a gift, and I am excited to know that more people will experience the sport of lacrosse as a result of this partnership,” adds Justin McDonald, director of Marketing at STX. “The ability to trade in used equipment at Play It Again Sports provides a clear path for current players to trade up into the latest and greatest gear, and allows new players to find quality used equipment at a reduced price. Our team sees this as a key path to growing the game that we all love.”