GEARING UP KIDS
FOR A BETTER FUTURE
The Sports Shed provides quality sports gear and resources to schools and organizations who lack the funding to provide safe and successful sports programs.
How it works
Under-resourced schools and programs reach out to us with a need.
We meet with them to assess their needs, offer our expertise and finalize their wish list.
We fill the wish list with donated items in our Shed, with donated Play It Again Sports credit, or through wholesale partners.
Kids have the gear they need to safely compete, play and develop life-long skills!
How You Can Help
Hundreds of Chicago Schools & Programs have been hit with massive State and local budget cuts, leaving them with little to no funding for sports.
Youth Sports are on the decline in Urban areas due to the high cost of uniforms, footwear, and equipment necessary to outfit a team.
Urban students not involved in extracurricular activities are 57% more likely to drop out and are 27% more likely to use drugs or get arrested.
We estimate that we are only meeting 10% of the need in Chicago due to increasing demand.