GEARING UP KIDS

FOR A BETTER FUTURE

Our Mission

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

THE NEED

Under-resourced schools and programs reach out to us with a need.

WISH LIST

We meet with them to assess their needs, offer our expertise and finalize their wish list.

THE SHED

We fill the wish list with donated items in our Shed, with donated Play It Again Sports credit, or through wholesale partners.

PLAY BALL

Kids have the gear they need to safely compete, play and develop life-long skills!

THE NEED

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.

Our Impact Since 2009

Kids Impacted

Dollars of gear

Items Distrubuted

Corporate & Foundation Sponsors

For information about becoming a corporate, foundation or community partner with The Sports Shed contact Sherry Arthur at sherry@thesportsshed.org.

Community Partners

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