On behalf of Jessica Redfield Ghawi’s family and Kroenke Sports Charities, the giveSPORTS equipment drive is returning to Pepsi Center for the second year on Saturday, Aug. 24, 7 a.m. to Noon in the Camry North Parking Lot.
The drive collection requests new and gently used sports equipment from all sports, as well as cash donations for those in need throughout the metro area. Equipment will be donated to A Precious Child – a local non-profit that works with more than 150 community organizations to find children in need to receive the equipment. In addition, monetary donations will benefit A Precious Child’s giveSPORTS program. All donations are tax deductible.
The inaugural equipment drive was held last year in honor of former Altitude TV intern Jessica Ghawi. Prior to her death at the Aurora theater tragedy July 20, 2012, Jessica’s dream was to help the families of the Colorado wildfires by providing hockey equipment. In the spirit of her dream and through the generosity of many people, the drive collected more than 25,000 pieces of equipment as well as $10,000 to support the giveSPORTS scholarship program – which provides financial assistance for sports-related registration fees.
Volunteers and sports and media personalities will be on site to unload cars and thank those who graciously support the cause.
If you are unable to attend the event – but have equipment to donate or for monetary donations – contact A Precious Child at www.apreciouschild.org.
New or lightly used sports equipment requested includes (both children and adult sizes):
Baseball and Softball – Balls, Gloves, Catcher’s Gear, Bats
Basketball – Balls, Nets, Shoes; Bicycles and Helmets
Boxing – Gloves, Head Gear
Football – Balls, Pads, Helmets, Cleats; Golf – Clubs, Balls, Shoes
Hockey – Pucks, Skates, Pads, Goalie Gear, Helmet, Sticks
Lacrosse – Balls, Sticks, Pads, Helmets
Roller Hockey – Skates, Helmets, Pads, Sticks, Balls
Roller Skating/Blading – Skates, Helmets, Pads
Soccer – Balls, Cleats, Shin Guards
Tennis – Balls, Rackets, Shoes
Volleyball – Balls, Nets, Pads
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