Community collection of gently used sports equipment


Every child should have the opportunity to play a sport. Unfortunately, the cost of equipment is a barrier for many families. In an effort to give more children in our community the chance to participate in team sports, CHI Memorial partners with Chattanooga Lookouts, Chattanooga Red Wolves and Downtown Family YMCA to collect gently used sports equipment. Donations will go to local non-profit youth sports programs that will get the items into the hands of those who need them most.

A Community Giving Day will take place on Saturday, April 2. This is a great opportunity to clean out basements and closets and collect all the types of equipment your child has outgrown or no longer uses. Lightly used items can be dropped off at the following locations on April 2:

  • Chattanooga Lookouts – AT&T Field Admission (201 Power Alley, Chattanooga), 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Drive and drop off your donation and receive a free ticket to a future game.
  • Chattanooga Red Wolves – CHI Memorial Stadium (1 Stadium Way, Chattanooga), 7:30 p.m. – Donations will be accepted at the stadium entrance from fans attending the game.
  • CHI Memorial Walk (4700 Battlefield Parkway, Ringgold) – 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Walk through and drop off your donation. All items collected in North Georgia will be donated to North Georgia nonprofit youth organizations.

The Downtown Family YMCA will have collection barrels available for equipment donations from March 28 through April 2, 2022.

Equipment requested for the following sports:

  • Baseball/Softball
  • Soccer
  • Football
  • Volleyball
  • Golf
  • The Crosse

Thanks to the Chattanooga Coca-Cola Bottling Company for providing collection kegs.


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