THEIR IMPACT SINCE 2009:
More than 50,000 items distributed
Over $1 MILLION worth of gear provided
23,000 kids given a chance at sports
The Sports Shed mission is to give youth in under resourced communities a positive alternative to gangs, violence and drugs through sports. We were founded in 2009 and work with over 170 Chicago schools and non-profit organizations. By providing quality sports equipment to schools and organizations in need we take kids off the street and offer them the lifelong benefits of safe and successful sports programs. Sports provide lasting benefits such as teamwork, sportsmanship and discipline. Studies show that kids who participate in sports develop a healthier mind and body, are more successful in school and have confidence and motivation to accomplish their goals.