Sports Equipment Gift Drive

Help fill a specific need for a sport you love! Select from the choices below to purchase a gift for a child in need. Donate today… kids play tomorrow!

* To host an equipment gift drive in your office club or organization contact Sherry Arthur.

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VOLUNTEER WITH THE SPORTS SHED

Help us gear up kids for a better future! We have volunteer opportunities for corporate teams, individuals and families. Sign up for a special event, project or volunteer opportunity below.

Special Events

Ugly Holiday Sweater Party

Ugly Holiday Sweater Party

Friday, December 7th, 2018 at Derno’s, Chicago — ‘Tis the Season for Giving and Ugly Holiday Sweaters! Join us for unlimited beer, signature Tito’s holiday cocktails, Portillo’s, raffle prizes and an ugly sweater contest.

Projects

Host a Celebration (Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Birthday Party) or Create a Project (Eagle Scouts, School Project) in Honor of The Sports Shed.

Volunteer

Volunteer Opportunities are available for corporate teams, individuals and families.

DONATE EQUIPMENT

Our goal is to provide quality gear that makes kids feel valued and gives them the best possible chance at a successful athletic experience.   

New Equipment

Items that are either new or barely used that the Sports Shed can put to the best use!

  • Soccer balls - sizes 4 and 5
  • Soccer cleats - sizes 5 and up
  • Basketballs - leather or composite
  • Footballs - leather or composite
  • Volleyballs
  • Cones
  • Leather baseballs and softballs
  • Fielding gloves - sizes 11 and up
  • BBCOR Baseball bats for high school age kids
  • Tennis Racquets - purchased with-in the last 8-10 years
  • Athletic equipment bags (make sure all zippers work and no holes or tears)
Contact us directly to donate new sports equipment, apparel/uniforms, or athletic footwear. We will make arrangements for delivery to one of our 2 warehouses in Vernon Hills or Chicago.

If a Sports Shed pick up is required a minimum $50 donation is needed to cover transportation costs. Click here to donate.

Used Equipment

Items in great condition that we can trade out at Play it Again Sports for Sports Shed store credit.

  • Hockey sticks
  • Hockey protection gear
  • Hockey and figure skates
  • Lacrosse sticks
  • Lacrosse protection gear
  • Golf clubs and shoes - within last 8 years

We have a partnership with 6 Chicago area Play It Again Sports locations. Donate your used gear to us by taking it to one of the stores listed below.

Please be sure to tell them you are there to donate to Sports Shed and the value of the items will be applied as a credit to The Sports Shed’s account. You will get a receipt for your donation on the spot and it allows us to get the gear we need!

COLLECTION BINS

The Sports Shed has collection bins at the following locations.

Sports 11 - Libertyville

838 South Milwaukee Ave.
Libertyville, IL 60048
www.sports11.biz

Vernon Hills Park District

635 N Aspen Dr.
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
www.vhparkdistrict.org

Fred's Pro Shop - Vernon Hills

935 Lakeview Pkwy, Suite 111
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
www.fredsproshop.com

Slammers - Lake Forest

28427 N. Ballard Dr.
Lake Forest, IL 60048
www.slammersillinois.com

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