For 17 years, Good Sports’ focus has been giving more kids the opportunity to play by providing new sports equipment, footwear and apparel to those in need.
In the face of the crisis that COVID-19 presents, the impact on access to youth sports and physical activity is unprecedented. Children from high-poverty communities who often rely on school physical education and after-school programming for active play, social interaction, and positive experiences are now facing some of the most challenging implications of this crisis in our society.
For our most vulnerable children, this crisis is not just an inconvenience, it can be traumatic.
Right now, sports and play look different, but that’s OK. This is why Good Sports has created our Restore Play campaign. As we emerge from this crisis, we must restore play for millions of children to bring back joy, community, and well-being to their lives as quickly as possible. Good Sports will address the major concerns of youth organizations across the country. Equipment donations will support a range of community needs: at-home play packs, physically distanced play and full sports programming.
Good Sports is well-positioned to restore play and help children overcome difficulties encountered during this time, having served as a critical partner for youth organizations across the country. With over 2,000 youth organizations in all 50 states already vetted and a developed supply chain of over 30 sporting goods partners, we are prepared to respond to this great need.