GEARING UP KIDS
FOR A BETTER FUTURE
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Sports Shed is working with partner organizations in new ways to meet immediate and changing needs, while remaining committed to finding solutions and providing resources for the return of safe and meaningful sports opportunities for all kids.
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 needs.
We meet with them to access their needs and offer our expertise.
We fill wish lists from our Shed or through Play Again Sports and wholesale partners.
Kids have gear to safely compete 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.