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Play It Again Sports and Bauer Hockey(r) Drop the Puck on Second 'Practice of a Lifetime' Sweepstakes


Local Play It Again Sports store gives hockey fans a chance to win a one-hour practice led by NHL Pro Jack Johnson

Anchorage, AK (Grassroots Newswire) December 7, 2009 -- Play It Again
Sports today announced that it has teamed up again with Bauer Hockey to
offer the "Practice of a Lifetime" sweepstakes for the second straight
year in the United States. Featuring a grand prize one-hour hockey
practice for up to 20 participants on the winner's home ice, NHL pro Jack
Johnson of the Los Angeles Kings will lead the sweepstakes winner and his
or her teammates through the session. The promotion is being held through
Dec. 31, 2009 at participating Play It Again Sports stores throughout the
United States, including the local store located at 2636 Spenard Road in

"We know that many residents in the Anchorage area are avid hockey fans,
so we're very pleased to offer this unique opportunity to our customers,"
said Donald Bruno of Play It Again Sports of Anchorage. "Sharing practice
time with Jack Johnson is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, so we
encourage people to stop into our store and sign up for the sweepstakes."

Last year's sweepstakes gave Superior, Wisconsin-teen Kyler Moss the
opportunity to lead practice with NHL pro Phil Kessel. The practice took
place on August 15, 2009 with more than 300 local residents in the stands,
cheering on Moss and his teammates.

"We are thrilled to partner again with Bauer Hockey for this exciting
sweepstakes and to bring the opportunity to our customers to win a dream
practice with NHL pro Jack Johnson," said Pat Quinn, brand director of
Play It Again Sports. "With nearly 350 locations in the United States,
Play It Again Sports stores are a top destination for hockey players and
their families who are seeking quality used and brand new sporting goods
equipment. Hockey products lead our sales in many of the markets we
serve. This promotion is a way for our stores to provide their hockey
customers with an opportunity to win a once-in-a-lifetime experience."

A defenseman for the Kings, Johnson, 22, first joined the organization in
2007. In his rookie year, he was presented with the Kings' Best Newcomer
Award (Mark Bavis Memorial Award) and Outstanding Defenseman Award, voted
by the Kings' media in 2008. He also finished in the top three among NHL
rookies for average ice time and blocked shots. He concluded his 2009
season tied for first among Kings defensemen with six goals and three
power-play goals and first among NHL defensemen with three shootout goals.

Practice of a Lifetime sweepstakes participants must be 13 years of age or
older as of Nov. 15, 2009. In addition to the grand prize practice session
with Johnson, Bauer Hockey skates, sticks, t-shirts and hats will be
awarded as additional prizes, respectively. Sweepstakes forms are
available at participating stores. For a complete list of participating
Play It Again Sports stores and the official sweepstakes rules, visit

For more information about Play It Again Sports of Anchorage or the
Practice of a Lifetime sweepstakes, please contact Donald Bruno at

About Play It Again Sports(r)
Play It Again Sports(r) leads the nation in the buying and selling of
quality used sports and fitness equipment. There are nearly 350
franchised stores in the United States and Canada. Play It Again Sports
buys, sells, and trades quality used and new brand name sports & fitness
equipment. Play It Again Sports is franchised by Winmark Corporation(r),
which also franchises Once Upon A Child(r), Plato's Closet(r), Music Go
Round(r), and Wirth Business Credit(r). For more information visit

About Bauer Hockey
Bauer Hockey is the world's most recognized designer, marketer and
manufacturer of hockey equipment. Founded in 1927, Bauer Hockey developed
the first skate with the blade attached to the boot, forever changing the
game of hockey. Since then, Bauer Hockey has continued to develop the most
sought after products in the industry, including the widely successful
Supreme and Vapor lines of equipment.

About Winmark Corporation(r)
Winmark Corporation(r), based in Minneapolis, creates, supports and
finances business. Specializing in leasing and developing franchises for
retail stores that buy, sell, and trade new and used merchandise, it is
the parent company of Play It Again Sports(r), Once Upon A Child(r),
Plato's Closet(r), Music Go Round(r), Wirth Business Credit(r), Winmark
Capital(r) and www.WBSOnline.com. Winmark has more than 900 franchise
territories and is publicly traded at (NASDAQ=WINA). For more information
visit www.winmarkcorporation.com.

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