The Sports Shed

About The Sports Shed

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.

Current Opportunities at The Sports Shed

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 equipment.

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

Type: Ongoing Opportunity
Good For: Children Under 16, Families, Groups, People Over 16, Seniors
Days: Friday, Monday, Saturday, Sunday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Times: Afternoons, Evenings, Mornings

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 to The Sports Shed. For more information about joining email Sherry Arthur at

Type: Ongoing Opportunity
Good For: Groups, People Over 16
Days: Friday, Saturday, Thursday
Times: Afternoons, Evenings, Mornings
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