5504 S. Michigan #104 – Chicago, IL 60637 – (773)-360-1825 – Email: email@example.com
VISION- For all kids in under resourced communities in the Chicago area to have alternatives to gangs and violence through organized sports.
MISSION- To provide quality sports gear and resources to schools and organizations who lack the funding to provide safe and successful sports programs.
VALUES- Based on the belief that there are life-changing benefits for youth who engage in sports and physical fitness.
The Sports Shed works with non-profit organizations throughout Chicago who have little to no budget for athletic programs. The Sports Shed serves public, charter, and private schools in addition to organizations like after school programs and park districts. They provide sports equipment and resources to help support under resourced communities and increase access to youth sports. The Sports Shed works to increase athletic opportunities for kids and create safe and successful sports programs in Chicago.
The Sports Shed worked with their partner organizations to meet the changing needs of the Chicago community while actively preparing for and looking forward to the return of youth sports. Their immediate response to the pandemic included:
- 200 boxes of FOOD transported to food pantries for local families
- 700 MASKS distributed to partner organizations and homeless shelters
- 700 pieces of SPORTS EQUIPMENT for virtual coaching and at-home training
- COLLABORATION with other youth sports organizations to determine safest ways to get kids back in the game
THE SPORTS SHED 2ND ANNUAL GOLF EVENT
The Sports Shed held their 2nd Annual Golf Outing on Monday, October 5, 2020, at the Hawthorn Woods Country Club in Hawthorn Woods, Illinois. The event raised between $35,000-$40,000 to help fund the building of a new Sports Shed facility in Chicago. Facility space is one of the biggest challenges for sports programs in the inner city areas of Chicago. The construction of the new Sports Shed will give local kids better access to sports facilities and help foster a lifelong love of sports and physical activity.
Executive Director, Tina Sernett said that Sports Shed was able to attract a sell-out crowd featuring 136 golfers who came together to help make a difference for youth sports in their community! While COVID has impacted many fundraising efforts, golf outings have successfully found a way to incorporate people and build community even during difficult times.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
8:30-10:30 a.m. Registration, Bloody Mary bar and Breakfast, Access to practice tees and putting green.
9:00 a.m. First two foursomes tee off on the front and back nine. Contests and Beverage Cart on the course.
12:30-2:00 p.m. Lunch Off The Grill
3:00 p.m. Event Concludes
Partner with The Chicago Sports Shed to access affordable resources for your team or program!
- MEET WITH THEIR TEAM
Set up a meeting to assess your organization’s current resources and program challenges.
2. COMPLETE A WISH LIST
Once your organization has been approved, you are eligible to submit wish lists of items or make requests for needed resources. The Sports Shed will work with you on your wish list to identify best available options to meet your organization’s needs and goals.
3. GEAR DETERMINATION AND ESTIMATE
The Sports Shed will determine what gear we they have available and what can be ordered wholesale. A cost estimate and delivery date will be provided to organizations prior to ordering so that you can decide what works best for your organization.
4. DELIVERY/PICK UP
After the administrative fee has been confirmed, items can be picked up your items from their showroom or arrangements will be made for delivery.
An evaluation form is emailed to recipient organizations to be completed and returned to The Sports Shed for useful feedback.