The Cause

Sport Central is dedicated to making sports equipment available to kids ages 4-17 who may not have access or opportunity across Edmonton, central and northern Alberta. Sport Central collects gently used sport equipment, refurbishes & repairs, and then redistributes the equipment (including bikes) so every kid has the chance to play or participate. Sport Central provides equipment for over twenty different sports and activities, making them accessible to kids – many for the first time. The mental, physical, and social benefits of being active are invaluable. Kids can participate in Sport Central’s exchange program: as the kids outgrow their equipment, they can bring it back in and exchange for the next size.

Sport Central is extremely fortunate to operate with a volunteer base of 77 (and growing), working over 7,703 hours last year in the areas of bicycle repair, data entry, equipment collection, equipment repair, helmet repair, reception, equipment sorting and snowboard & crosscountry ski technician. With your help spreading the word about Sport Central, you too are changing lives through sport!


Provides free sports equipment to disadvantaged youth aged 4 – 17. Children can exchange equipment they outgrow as long as the family is still in need

Serves over 9,000 kids per year

Approximately 2,100 bikes delivered annually

Service Area: Greater Edmonton (primary), Central and Northern Alberta (secondary), outside the Province on request

For every dollar donated, Sport Central delivers $10 (retail value) of equipment to kids in need

Operates with only three full-time staff, four part-time staff and over 60 volunteers annually