Each year in Bend, Oregon, the ski season kicks off with the Annual Skyliners Ski Swap, a fundraiser for the Mt. Bachelor Ski Education Foundation (MBSEF). Attendees can sell and buy used and new alpine and cross country ski equipment, snowboards, winter clothing, ice skates and other winter recreational items. A 25% commission for each product sold and a $3 admission fee benefits MBSEF. A similar event could be held in your area to defray equipment and uniform costs for most any sport or activity.