Over the last month or so we (PAL) have been meeting with a few folks from the community: Evergreen Public Schools, Parks Foundation of Clark County, Clark County Realtors Foundation, iQ Credit Union, Nautilus Cares, DeWils, Clark College Athletics, & McCord’s Vancouver Toyota. We’ve been meeting to discuss the need in our community to create greater access to sports equipment so that youth in Clark County can play sports. The result? Good Sport Equipment Connection.
Good Sport Equipment Connection is on a mission to level the playing field because we know that every child deserves access to sports and the benefits they bring. From improving academic performances to teaching fairness, to increasing coping skills, the benefits of participating in sports and physical activities are endless.
We are a community collaboration of non-profits, corporate sponsors, and public schools working together to provide kids in Clark County the resources they need to take their position back in the game. Moreover, we want to invite YOU to join us in this mission.
Our first collection is this Saturday, October 28th at Booville. Booville is a free, family event held at the Marshall Center from 10am-2pm. We will be collecting new and gently used equipment for a variety of sports. You can read our complete list of what we accept here. Additionally, for every piece of equipment or athletic clothing you bring you will have the chance to win something cool, like SelectTech dumbbells from Bowflex courtesy of Nautilus.
PAL is exciting to be a part of this collaboration. When we work together we can truly make a lasting difference and that is exactly what we hope to do with Good Sport Equipment Connection.