Geared For Health: Sports Equipment for Kids

Indiana Sports Corp Partners with WTHR for Geared For Health Collection

Geared For Health distribution registration is open, register through the exchange (

Indiana Sports Corp’s Geared For Health program collects and distributes donated sports equipment to help underserved local young athletes have the equipment they need to jumpstart a more active lifestyle while encouraging a commitment to good health. The program collects new and gently-used donated sports equipment from manufacturers, retailers, institutions, events and individuals, and distributes it to not-for-profit, youth-serving organizations, sports leagues and sports clubs.

The most recent equipment distribution on October 1 included 30,000 items to 81 organizations and more than 75,000 youth in Indiana.

Thank you to our sponsors WTHR, drive co-chairs Anne Marie Tiernon and Dave Calabro, along with large donations from LIDS, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Ivy Tech Community College for all of their support making this equipment drive become so successful.

Over the past seven years the ISC Geared For Health: Sports Equipment for Kids Program has collected more than $1.7 million in equipment and distributed that equipment for the benefit of more than 245,000 local youth through 210 Indianapolis area youth-serving organizations.

How can you help put sports equipment in the hands of needy kids statewide? Please consider a collection through your business, neighborhood association, church or other organization. Donate new or gently-used items to Geared For Health (volleyballs, soccer balls, cleats, jump ropes, promotion items from your business) at Play It Again Sports in Carmel or Fishers. If you have a large donation, please contact Molly Powell at 317.237.5102 or

Geared For Health accepts:
  • traditional sports gear (soccer, baseball, softball, basketball, football, lacrosse, hockey, tennis, golf, volleyball, boxing, wrestling, martial arts)
  • yard games (badminton, croquet, bocce ball)
  • playground and street sports equipment (rollerblades, roller skates, street hockey gear, Frisbees, jump ropes)
  • water sports gear (masks, fins, kick boards, pool games, water guns)

Please note: used helmets of any kind, snow skis and boots, or weapons and ammunition cannot be accepted.

For a complete list, see our Equipment Donation Guide.
Donate to the Geared For Health Program online by clicking here.

To request sports equipment…
Organizations that receive free merchandise through the Geared For Health program must agree that the merchandise will not be bartered, traded or sold. It can be used in the implementation of the organization’s program, or given directly to the individuals and families served by the organization.

To request sports equipment for kids from Geared For Health, not-for-profit, youth-serving organizations, sports leagues and sports clubs can contact Indiana Sports Corp at (317) 237-5000 or email us at

Thanks for keeping these deserving young athletes in the game!