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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Son of a Saint collects sports equipment for kids

Posted By on Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 9:53 PM


It’s time to clean out your garage/attic/closets/nooks and crannies and donate youth sports equipment you no longer use to REPLAY, the Son of a Saint Sports Foundation recycling program for youth sports equipment. Son of a Saint, which helps boys 9-13 who have no father in the home participate in organized sports, is collecting new and used sports equipment and has partnered with area groups to make drop-off easy.

Donated equipment will go to Son of a Saint, New Orleans Recreation Development Commission and New Orleans Kids Partnership.

Drop off sites include:

Oct. 2-8
Semolina (Clearview Mall, 4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd.)
Zea Rotisserie & Grill (110 Lake Drive, Covington; 1121 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey; 1325 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner; 1525 St. Charles Ave.; 1655 Hickory Ave., Harahan; Clearview Mall, 4450 Veterans Memorial Blvd.)

Oct. 3-Oct. 17
Hilton New Orleans Riverside gym (2 Poydras St.)

Oct. 8, Oct. 15, Oct. 22
Tulane University home games

Oct. 15
Cut-off Playground (6600 Belgrade St.)
Al Davis Playground (2600 LaSalle St.)
Easton Playground (600 N. Lopez St.)
Kenilworth Playground (6800 Curran Blvd.)
Pontchartrain Playground (corner of Press Street and Prentiss Drive)

Donate at any PlayNOLA game or event

Month of November
Whole Foods Market (3420 Veterans Memorial Blvd.,
Metairie; 5600 Magazine St.)

REPLAY’s wish list of items (youth sizes) includes: (below jump)

Basketball: balls, shoes (new only), nets (not rims or posts)

Baseball/Softball: baseballs and softballs; bats, mitts, batting gloves, cleats, batting helmets, catcher's gear

Football: footballs, helmets (new only), shoulder pads, tugs, cleats (new or slightly worn), football gloves

Fishing: poles, fishing boxes, bait

Golf: golf bags, clubs, balls

Hockey: sticks, pucks, pads

Soccer: balls, cleats (new only), shin guards, goalie gloves, goal nets

Tennis: racquets, balls (new only), ball hoppers, grips (new) and over grips, new strings

Volleyball: balls, knee and elbow guards

Coaching supplies: clipboards, air pumps and needles, stop watches, training cones, whistles, first-aid kits, referee uniforms.

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