– Inspirations –

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."

- Dr. Seuss

Mission:

The Sports Shed makes it possible for kids to have positive alternatives to gangs, violence, and drugs through organized sports. We provide quality sports equipment to schools and other athletic programs in under-resourced communities.

About:

The Sports shed believes that kids benefit from engaging in sports and physical fitness and can have a positive impact on their health and well being. Thousands of kids in the Chicago-land area have little to no access to the quality items they need in order to participate. Organizations and schools in many areas are struggling due to minimal budgets to provide safe and successful sports programs. Launching and improving sports programs for the youth in these communities will help empower them to transform their way of life. 


We collect and find resources to acquire quality sports equipment and re-distribute it to organizations and schools who serve kids through sports programs in these under-resourced communities.

Opportunities Available with The Sports Shed

Rust-Oleum Championship Volunteer Opportunity

June 4th-10th — Come see the future stars of the PGA Tour at the Rust-Oleum Championship at Ivanhoe Club. The Rust-Oleum Championship is an event on the web.com tour. Each…

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Get Involved with The Sports Shed

We are always looking for people to get involved to help us source quality sports equipment and connect us with sporting goods dealers or manufacturers to acquire uniforms and field…

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The Sports Shed Ambassador Board

The Ambassador Board is a group committed to increasing the Sports Shed’s visibility and impact. The Board will be throwing 4 quarterly social events to help fundraise and connect people…

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Ongoing Opportunities:

We are always looking for people to get involved to help us source quality sports equipment and connect us with sporting goods dealers or manufacturers to acquire uniforms and field equipment.

We also encourage local youth to engage in helping us collect sports equipment or do fundraising projects to support The Sports Shed.

The Sports Shed board of directors is open to meeting with leaders in the community about ways they can join our growth and management efforts. We would like to develop an advisory board in 2015 with people who can help us with marketing and funding.