About Good Sports

Good Sports drives equitable access in youth sports and physical activity, by supporting children in high-need communities to achieve their greatest potential, on the field and in life.

The benefits of sports and physical activity in a child’s life are well documented. Good Sports exists to make sure cost doesn’t keep kids on the bench.

The world of youth sports has split into two groups: the “haves” and the “have nots.” While some families have the ability to afford sports gear, leagues, and travel costs – many do not. Consequently, their kids are left behind on the sidelines.

Good Sports drives equitable access in youth sports by working with organizations in high-need communities serving youth ages 3-18. Of the youth Good Sports works with, nearly 80% of kids identify as children of color.

We know that kids who play do better. By supplying youth organizations with the gear they need, overhead costs are cut and more resources become available, helping children stay connected to their communities.

We create opportunities in sports and physical activity for kids through donations of brand new sports equipment, apparel, and footwear.

Our goal is to help youth-serving programs:
  • Increase the total amount of youth participants
  • Enhance the experience for all young people involved
  • Create new opportunities in physical activity for the kids they serve

Good Sports works directly with the sporting goods industry to obtain a variety of athletic gear, apparel and footwear.

From our 37,000 square foot warehouse, we store brand-new equipment and then distribute it to youth organizations all over the country. 

Boys & Girls Clubs, Parks & Recreation programs, schools and more apply to Good Sports. After a due diligence approval process, organizations are given access to an online catalog of available equipment. Organizations can request six donations over two years before re-applying to Good Sports’ equipment donation program.