The Need

Hundreds of Chicago schools & programs are hit with massive budget cuts, leaving them with limited funding for sports. Youth sports are on the decline in Urban areas due to the cost of gear needed to outfit a team.

Urban students not involved in extracurricular activities are 57% more likely to drop out and 27% more likely to use drugs or get arrested. Only 10% of the need in Chicago is currently being met due to increasing demand.

 The Need

Under-resourced programs connect with us about challenges/needs.

 Wish List

We assess their needs, create a wish list and a strategy to achieve goals.

 The Shed

Gear is delivered from our Shed or through wholesale partners.

 Play Ball

Kids play and compete!

Kids Impacted

Dollars of Gear

Items Distributed

Corporate & Foundation Sponsors

Community Partners

For information about becoming a corporate, foundation or community partner with The Sports Shed contact Sherry Arthur at

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