ARLINGTON — Action Sports in downtown Arlington got an early Christmas present when half a dozen students and adults involved in the Arlington High School wrestling program helped the store move to its new location, one block south on Olympic Avenue, in a single day.
Rich Senff, manager and owner of Action Sports, touted his new location’s increased space, from 2,000-square-feet at their former address at 430 N. Olympic Ave. to nearly 5,000-square-feet at their new address at 340 N. Olympic Ave.
“All that changed in the address were two numbers, so we still have people who think we typed it wrong,” Senff laughed. “We’ve more than doubled our space, though.”
Senff was effusive in praising the more than half a dozen young kids and adults, not all of them current or former AHS wrestlers, who showed up early on the morning of Nov. 24 to help him out, after they’d heard of his need for extra hands from a friend of his who was a former coach.
“They called me up at 8 a.m. and said, ‘We’re ready to move,’” Senff said. “I’d actually planned to start the move that afternoon, but I asked them to give me a few minutes and came right down. As wrestling practice got out, they came back with more kids.”
The move got underway at 9 a.m. and had finished transporting the store’s contents from one location to the other by 5 p.m., but it still took until 7 p.m. for the store to get fully organized in its new location.
“I think they were more excited than I was,” Senff laughed. “Seriously, though, I want to thank the community for stepping up in a really great way to help a small-town local guy like me.”