In our world, were it’s all too easy to take for granted the opportunity to play a sport and even take home a trophy, we often forget that there are many young athletes who don’t always have a means to the basic equipment they need to play the sports they love. In such circumstances, kids still find a way to improvise using discarded materials or whatever they can find to kick or toss around like ball. One teen athlete went on his own mission to change that by founding Gear Going Global, a program that distributes sporting equipment to kids in need all around the world.
“From baseball mitts to bats, jump ropes to shin guards, Gear Going Global has collected and distributed a wide range of sports equipment to children around the world. Soccer gear, he says, has the highest demand. Each box or bag of balls includes a new pump and extra needles. After just two years, his efforts have already had a measurable impact.”
Are you familiar with Wesly Boon and his work to create Gear Going Global? Would you consider donating your gently used sports equipment to the cause? Share you thoughts on this outreach in the comments.