Sponsor a Program
Help us fill one of the many wishlists we receive every month by sponsoring a program.
Ralph Petersen Memorial Baseball Fund
Ralph Petersen was just 48 years old when he passed away of heart complications. He devoted his life to hundreds of boys on Chicago’s south side; giving them a chance at baseball and hope for a better future.
Chicago Wolfpack Boys Basketball Program – North Lawndale
Chicago Wolfpack is a basketball program through Lawndale Community Church.
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.
Sunday, July 29th, 2018 at Grayslake Golf Course — Join The Sports Shed at the 2nd Annual 3 Club Golf Championship. The 2 ball golf scramble limits players to 3 clubs and is fun for golfers of all skill levels. Prizes and food included in the entrance fee which benefits the work of The Sports Shed. If you volunteered at the Rust Oleum Championship the entrance fee is just $15.
Host a Celebration (Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Birthday Party) or Create a Project (Eagle Scouts, School Project) in Honor of The Sports Shed.
Our goal is to provide quality gear that makes kids feel valued and gives them the best possible chance at a successful athletic experience.
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
- 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 to pick up and provide a donation receipt.
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!
The Sports Shed has collection bins at the following locations.
Fred's Pro Shop - Vernon Hills
935 Lakeview Pkwy, Suite 111
Vernon Hills, IL 60061