Where to Donate Sports Equipment

Your lucky baseball glove. Your special basketball. Your golden football jersey. If you ever played sports, you know exactly what I’m talking about–everyone has their lucky “gear.” Without the right sports equipment, you simply can’t play a sport. But regular wear and tear and the newer technology of specific sports equipment has made you neglect your old sports stuff. It’s time to donate your old sports equipment so someone else can call your sports equipment lucky. Don’t know where to give your sports equipment? Don’t fret rockstar, we have the answer.Sports-Equipment

Many people in Chicago have used Zealous Good to find out exactly which charities could use your their sports equipment. You can too. If you’re not in Chicago, here are some ideas of where to donate your old lucky baseball glove.

Little League/AYSO/AAU

Who can forget their childhood experiences of scoring the deciding goal of a soccer game, or hitting that game-winning home run on the baseball diamond? Guys: remember how scared you were after the game because you weren’t sure if your Dad was happy with your in-game performance? We’ve all been through the magic of athletic youth leagues. Believe it or not, they could use some of your old sports equipment!

Learn more about your local youth leagues by searching them on your favorite search engine.

Retirement Centers

Your local seniors are true sports legends! They want to get in on the action too! These old school players haven’t  lost a step–they still got the groove in their swing. Retirement centers could use some of your old sports equipment to keep their youthful guests active.

Search senior living center in your preferred search engine or look up other senior living options.

Recreation Centers

Your local recreation center could use your old sports equipment to help keep their athletic guests train.  Recreation centers help keep the community fit and healthy. At these athletic powerhouses, there is no such thing as too much sports equipment. Give today!

Visit your local community’s webpage to find a recreation center near you.

Vince Nava is a 2013 summer marketing intern at Zealous Good, an in-kind donations marketplace in Chicago. You can find Vince on Google+, on Twitter at @vincenava or Zealous Good on Facebook and on Twitter at @ZealousGood.

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