Harford County seeks sports equipment donations for children – CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Harford County Parks & Recreation is partnering with Leveling the Playing Field for a sports equipment donation drive that will run throughout March.

According to County Executive Barry Glassman, people can donate gently used sports equipment for children who enjoy playing sports but may not be able to afford the expensive equipment associated with them during this time.

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“Children need exercise for their physical and mental health, but the cost of sports equipment is out of reach for some families,” Glassman said. “If you have unwanted equipment hanging out, consider donating it so that every child in Harford County has a chance to play.

Soccer balls, goalie gloves, footballs, lacrosse sticks, cleats, uniform sets, protective padding and equipment are welcome donations. But at this time of year, baseball gloves for middle and high school kids are the most useful items, according to Glassman staff.

Donations can be made to collection boxes at Recreation Centers, Nature Centers, Mariner Point Park and other Harford County parks and recreation buildings.

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A permanent drop box will be available beginning March 9 at Cedar Lane Regional Park in Bel Air.

All donated items will be brought to the Level the Playing Field warehouse in Baltimore where Harford County organizations serving low-income children can pick out what they need, Glassman staff said.

Recreation boards, teams and schools can apply to visit the warehouse and select items for free.

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For a full list of drop off locations and what can and cannot be donated, visit www.harfordcountyd.gov/sportsequipdrive.

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