Sport Central is dedicated to making resources available to assist needy kids in sport across Edmonton, central and northern Alberta.
Our goal is to retrieve, repair, recycle and redistribute sports equipment and bikes to kids who cannot afford the opportunity to play.
Since 1991, Sport Central has provided safe sporting gear to over 145,000 low-income kids, enabling them to participate in healthy physical activities. We currently distribute in excess of $3 Million of retail value worth of sporting equipment each year, operating on a budget of approximately $600,000, historically with a 10 to 1 return on each dollar donated.
We believe an important part of encouraging kids to lead healthy, active lifestyles is first to enable them to get active in various fun and exciting ways. By providing sports equipment and bicycles at no cost to needy families, Sport Central makes over thirteen different sports and activities accessible to children, many for the first time.