giveSPORTS provides new and gently-used sports equipment as well as participation fee scholarships so all children have the opportunity to participate in sports.
The giveSPORTS program provides new and gently-used sports equipment to disadvantaged and displaced children by allowing them the opportunity to get involved in organized sports. Additionally, giveSPORTS provides scholarships to cover the costs of registration and other sports-related fees. Nearly 75 percent of children in low-income families rarely have the opportunity to participate in organized sports. Statistically, participation in extra-curricular sports significantly impacts short and long-term educational, emotional, behavioral, and physical outcomes for disadvantaged, poverty stricken youth.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
See below for a variety of fun, easy ways for you to get involved...
MAKE A DONATION
Make a donation and help put a kid in the game! No amount is too small or too large. CLICK HERE to make a donation.
PARTICIPATE IN OUR CORPORATE & TEAM CHALLENGE
Through equipment and scholarship drives, companies and teams have the opportunity to compete against each other to see who can raise the most equipment and/or funds for the A Precious Child giveSPORTS program.
The Corporate & Team Challenge will be held from August 17th - August 28th, 2015, prior to the official community wide giveSPORTS Collection Drive will take place on Saturday, August 29th, 2015 from 9:00 AM - Noon at The Pepsi Center.
Groups can participate in the following categories:
- Small Corporations (1-200 employees)
- Large Corporations (200+ employees)
- Sports Teams (approximately 12-20 players)
A Precious Child will provide all participants with collection bins (to be dropped off the week of August 10th) and a marketing kit (to include flyers, example press release, example e-blast, example social media posts, etc.).
Companies and sports teams can create their own giveSPORTS Fundraising Page, set their own fundraising goals, and then share their page with friends, family, co-workers.
CLICK HERE for a list of prizes and for full details.
CLICK HERE to create your own giveSPORTS Corporate or Team Challenge Fundraising Page.
THANK YOU TO THIS YEAR'S CORPORATE AND TEAM CHALLENGE COMPETITORS
Belle Creek Family Center
Colorado Media School
Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
Highlands Ranch Community Association
Littleton Family YMCA
Pop Warner Football
Schlessman Family YMCA
Southwest Family YMCA
Susan Duncan YMCA
VM Ware (Interlocken)
Risen Savior Lutheran Church
HOST A DRIVE
Hosting a sports equipment drive is simple! We provide you with everything you need including a kit that contains sample social media posts, posters, etc. to help promote the campaign.
We even provide you with collection bins and can pick up any items you collect.
The giveSPORTS program runs from August 17th to August 28th.
To download our giveSPORTS Equipment Drive Partner Kit, full of tips and tools on how you can host your drive, CLICK HERE.
DONATE AN ITEM AT OUR GIVE SPORTS DRIVE ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2015
Donate items at our Sports Equipment Drive presented by IHOP and Keyback at the Pepsi Center on Saturday, August 29, 2015 anytime from 9:00 AM to Noon. Swing by, drop off gently-used or new sports equipment and meet some of Denver's favorite professional athletes.
DROP ITEMS OFF TO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING KEY BANK LOCATIONS NOW THROUGH AUGUST 28, 2015
North Speer - 2776 North Speer Blvd, Denver CO 80211 | 303.455.2233
Castle Pines - 7288 Lagae Road, Castle Rock. CO 80108 | 303.660.2780
Parker Main - 10951 S Parker Rd, Parker, CO 80134 | 303.840.7162
Town Center - 9309 Dorchester St, Highlands Ranch , CO | 303.346.4680
South Tower - 3607 South Tower RD, Aurora, CO 80016 | 720.587.6362
Belleview - West-2950 W Belleview, Littleton, CO 80123 | 303.707.4070
Colorado Blvd - 2305 S Colo Blvd, Denver, CO 80222 | 303.753.1779
Chatfield - 7323 W Chatfield, Littleton, CO 80128 | 720.922.2240
Denver West - 1420 Colo Mills Parkway, Lakewwod, CO | 303.279.8404
Lakewood - 7425 W Alameda, Lakewood, CO 80226 | 303.980.4006
Ken Caryl - 7551 Shaffer Pkwy, Littleton, CO 80127 | 720.922.2200
Orchard - 14412 Orchard Pkwy, Westminster, CO | 720.872.6460
South Boulder - 2460 Baseline Rd, Boulder, CO 80305 | 720.482.5001
72nd Federal - 7198 Federal Blvd, Westminster, CO | 303.650.3040
Havana Gardens - 10502 E Arizona Pl, Aurora, CO 80012 | 720.747.5000
Arapahoe - 9250 E Arapahoe Rd, Englewood, CO | 303.799.6664
Aurora - 3000 S Peoria St, Aurora, CO 80014 | 303.306.4760
Commerce City - 6565 W 73rd Ave, Commerce City, CO | 720-956-5978
DROP ITEMS OFF TO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING IHOP LOCATIONS NOW THROUGH AUGUST 28, 2015
Loveland - 5450 Stone Creek Circle, Loveland, CO 80538 | 970.203.9300
Aurora - 13700 E. Mississippi Ave, Aurora, CO 80012 | 303.743.7474
Castle Rock - 575 Genoa Way, Castle Rock, CO 80104 | 303.814.2246
Parker - 11133 S Parker Road, Parker, CO 80134 | 720.851.8121
Fort Collins - 1502 Oakridge Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525 | 970.226.3154
Boulder - 1675 28th Street, Boulder, CO 80301 | 303.444.2115
Parker Road - 5820 S Park Road, Aurora, CO 80015 | 303.400.4467
Superior - 401 Center Drive, Superior, CO 80027 | 303.499.2177
Littleton - 12634 W Indore Place, Littleton, CO 80127 | 720.922.8804
Greeley - 2701 W. 29th Street, Greeley, CO 80631 | 970.339.3334
Brighton - 962 S. 4th Street, Brighton, CO 80601 | 303.654.1600
College Ave - 1002 S. College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524 | 970.484.2257
Arvada - 5280 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg P, Arvada, CO 80002 | 303.425.1134
Sheridan Boulevard - 3100 S Sheridan Blvd., Denver, CO 80227 | 303.936.6473
Englewood - 900 Englewood Parkway, Englewood, CO 80110 | 303.761.4467
Denver - 3730 Quebec Street, Denver, CO 80207 | 303.399.4646
Ken Pratt Boulevard - 2040 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, CO 80501 | 303.776.6262
Long Drive - 7733 W Long Drive, Littleton, CO 80123 | 303.904.9609
Greenwood Village - 7017 S. Clinton Street, Greendwood Village, CO 80112 | 303.790.1818
Westminster - 4730 W 120th Ave, Westminster, CO 80020 | 303.410.8900
Highlands Ranch - 9565 S University Blvd, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 | 720.344.7383
Colorado Boulevard - 1595 South Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80222 | 303.758.1492
Lakewood - 389 South Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood, CO 80226 | Coming soon!