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