Today I met a passionate, high energy woman who opened a sports wear resale store in Tucson, AZ dedicated to the mission of fighting obesity and encouraging active lifestyles. Since opening last spring Lydia Kennedy has teamed with over a dozen not-for-profit organizations to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles – everything from donating gently used sports wear and shoes (Girls on the Run, Bicas), sponsoring fitness activities and creating wellness fairs in the most unlikely places (Native American Wellness, Tucson Youth Development and Tucson Roller Derby).
Lydia’s philosophy of active living, active giving is spreading through out Tucson and her slogan of Pay less, Play more encourages recycling of quality sports wear and shoes for those that want to participate yet aren’t able or don’t care to purchase expensive sports clothing.
If you are from Tucson, be sure to stop by and meet Lydia. you will be WOW’d by her enthusiasm and impressed by her mission, plus she has some great stuff in her store – I snagged two like-new bike shirts for about $30. I have already decided to donate my gently used sports wear – and I’ve got a closet full of it – to Lydia and her mission. She also will buy or trade your used sports wear.
Lydia and her store, Reactivate, can be found at:
2782 North Campbell, just south of Glenn