Cranford Calendar

Oct
15
Sat
2022
Cranford PD and Cranford PAL Youth Sports Equipment Donation Drive Level the Playing Field @ Cranford Community Center
Oct 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cranford PD and Cranford PAL Host Donation Drive 10/15- Level the Playing Field

Did you know that 1 in 5 underserved households are not getting their kids involved in athletics because of the rising price of sporting equipment? Leveling the Playing Field is nonprofit that collects and redistributes equipment to expand access and equity within youth sports and recreation programs in under-resourced communities. LPF expanded to a third warehouse location in Philadelphia during Fall 2021 to ensure that all kids in the Greater Philadelphia area can get off the sidelines!

We will be collecting on Saturday October 15, 2022 at the Cranford Community Center 220 Walnut Ave Cranford NJ from 09:00 am to 12:00 pm. Please drive to the rear of the building an volunteers will unload your vehicle or you can park and drop it off in the lobby. So clean out your garages and clear the yard of used sporting equipment so that kids who are less fortunate are able to enjoy them! To learn more about LPF, please visit www.levelingtheplayingfield.org or contact Detective John Rattigan at [email protected] or Lt. Matthew Nazzaro at [email protected]

LPF accepts new and gently used sporting equipment donations to directly redistribute to kids in need.  We appreciate you making sure your donations are still in SAFE, FUNCTIONAL condition.  Have a question about the condition of your gear?  Contact LPF directly at [email protected]

FOOTBALL
Flag football belts
Footballs
Football cleats
Football
gloves
Football pads
Football helmets (5 yrs ornewer)
Kicking tees

BASEBALL/SOFTBALL
Aluminum/Wood Bats
Bags
Bases (rubber & soft)
Baseballs
Catchers Gear
Cleats
Gloves (batting & fielding)
Helmets (5 yrs or newer)
Pants
Pitching/Batting Nets
Pitching Machines
Softballs
Soft Balls
T-Ball Sets
Umpire Gear
Whiffle Balls
Whiffle Bats

BASKETBALL
Basketballs
Basketball shoes
Basketball hoops/goals
Mini basketballs
Basketball Shorts

GOLF
Golf bags
Golf balls
Golf clubs

FIELD HOCKEY
Balls
Goggles & gloves
Goalie Gear
Sticks

HOCKEY
Bags
Gloves
Goalie Equipment
Helmets
Hockey Pucks
Pads
Shorts/Pants
Skates
Socks
Sticks (any type/size)

LACROSSE
Balls
Fiddle Sticks (plastic)
Goals
Goggles
Gloves
Helmets
Pads
Sticks (any type/size)

RACQUET SPORTS
Ball Hoppers
Nets
Tennis Balls
Tennis Racquet Covers
Tennis Racquets
Badminton Sets
Pickleball Sets
Squash Sets

PLAYGROUND/FITNESS
Agility Equipment
Ball Pumps
Boxing/Karate Pads
Cones
Corn Hole
First Aid Kits
Free Weights
Frisbees
Gymnastics Equipment
Hula Hoops
Jump Ropes
Ladder Golf
Kickballs
Mouth-guards (still inpackage)
Pinnies
Playground Balls
Resistance Bands
Roller Skates/Blades (5 yearsold or less)
Swim Equipment
Weighted Plates
Whistles
Yoga/Fitness Mats

VOLLEYBALL
Knee Pads
Nets
Volleyballs

SOCCER
Soccer Balls
Cleats
Goalie Gloves
Goals
Shin Guards
Socks
Shorts

We are UNABLE to accept the following:
Bikes
Bicycle Helmets
Bicycle/SkateboardElbow/Knee Pads
Clothing
Croquet Sets
Exercise Machines
Fishing Gear
Uncertified Football Helmets
Hats
Partial sets of uniforms
Protective Cups/Jock Straps
Racquetball Equipment
Scooters
Skis & Snowboards
Trophies
Used Running Shoes

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Release by Lt. Matthew R. Nazzaro

Cranford Police Department

[email protected]

908-709-4313