Local youths don't always have money to buy sports equipment: Club hosts collection

SportzEdge has teamed up with the CIAC (Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference) and the Milford Boys & Girls Club to host the SportzEdge Sports Equipment Drive.

Many youth athletes in the community do not have the resources to participate in athletic programs due to the cost of equipment. Join the movement and participate in the SportzEdge Sports Equipment Drive. Any and all new or gently used sports equipment can be donated, including but not limited to:

Baseball and Softball - Balls, Gloves, Catcher's Gear, Bats, Bases, Scorebooks

Basketball - Balls, Nets, Cones, Referee Shirts, Ball Pump w/Needles, Scorebooks

Bicycles and Helmets

Dodgeball - Balls

Football - Balls, Pads, Helmets

Golf - Clubs, Balls

Gymnastics - Mats

Hockey - Pucks, Skates, Pads, Goalie Gear, Helmet, Sticks

Lacrosse - Balls, Sticks, Pads, Helmets

Portable Scoreboards

Roller Hockey - Skates, Helmets, Pads, Sticks, Balls

Roller Skating/Blading - Skates, Helmets, Pads

Soccer - Balls, Cleats, Shin Guards

Tennis - Balls, Rackets

Volleyball - Balls, Nets, Pads

All collected donations will be distributed to Connecticut Boys and Girls Clubs through Boys and Girls Club Alliance now through Friday, March 28. There are two drop off locations in Milford: Boys and Girls Club of Milford - 14 Benham Avenue - Monday through Friday, 12 to 6 p.m. and Foran High School, 80 Foran Road.

For information contact: Boys & Girls Club Program Director, Jill DeWerdt, 203-713-8055 or dewerdt@gmail.com or Nancy Nemec-Jolley, 203-283-9026 or nj5@att.net.