Sponsor a Program
Help us fill one of the many wishlists we receive every month by sponsoring a program.
Chicago Wolfpack Boys Basketball Program – North Lawndale
Chicago Wolfpack is a basketball program through Lawndale Community Church.
Softball/Baseball Teams – Chicago Southside
We are filling wish-lists for several baseball and softball programs such as Sarah E Goode Stem Academy and Curie High School.
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.
June 4th-10th — The Rust-Oleum Championship is a great way to support The Sports Shed! As an official Charity Partner of the Rust-Oleum Championship, we recruit tournament volunteers. Volunteers = Revenue to our charity, it’s that simple!
Sign up to volunteer at the Rust-Oleum Championship using this registration code: SportsShed
Click Here to Register
Sample Volunteer Opportunities Include: Hole Marshal, Standard Bearer, Walking Scorer, Play shuttle driver and more
Where: Rust Oleum Championship at The Ivanhoe Club in Mundelein.
Register ASAP for the best chance to get the date/time/task of your choice. The first 20 people to sign up will get a Sports Shed hat and ALL of our volunteers will get 3 free raffle tickets for a chance to win prizes at The Sports Shed tent.
$20 – General Admission Daily
$100 – Pavilion Tickets (Access to the Pavilion on the 18th green with covered viewing, snacks, and unlimited alcohol. Access also to the Thorngate room in clubhouse with lunch)
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