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The Recreation and Sports Equipment Project

Our love for sports led us to create The Sports Equipment project which collects new and gently used sporting goods equipment and puts it in the hands of those in need.  Simply put, we want other children to enjoy quality athletic and recreational sports equipment.

In the United States, 15 million children (21 percent) are part of families with incomes sinking below the federal poverty line (National Center for Children in Poverty). Many children right here in Chesapeake are living at or below the poverty level, unable to afford basic necessities like food and housing.  While we make no claims to attempt to solve these issues, we are looking to enhance the lives of children in our city affected by poverty by providing access to recreation and sporting equipment.   Athletics makes a difference, not just physically, but on a psychological and social level, too.

We have received a “Wish List” for supplemental recreation and PE equipment from our Title 1 Elementary schools here in Chesapeake.  This list includes everything from jump ropes and hula hoops to playground equipment.  We will be working throughout the year to fulfill this wish list for the schools.  If you or your group would like to help, please contact us and we’ll share the wish list with you!

 

Coming Soon:  Collection of Sporting Equipment for local at-risk little league teams.