FLINT (WJRT) – There’s a new effort to make sports equipment more available to Flint children.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Flint is partnering with Cline, Cline & Griffin, Detroit Pistons, Planet Fitness, and Siwek Construction for the ‘Ball Together Now’ program.
The group is asking the community for new or gently used sports items suchs as basketballs, soccerballs, footballs, tennis rackets, cleats, baseball hats, helmets, yoga mats, and more.
Organizers said all Flint children should have the opportunity to play sports without cost being a barrier.
The Detroit Pistons donated 250 basketballs to be distributed in the community. And Landaal Packaging donated the collection boxes.
‘Ball Together Now’ is collecting sports items through Sunday, June 5, at the following locations:
Foster Coffee Company, Ferris Wheel, 615 Saginaw St, Flint, MI 48502
Planet Fitness Burton, Courtland Center, 4190 E Court St, Burton, MI 48509
Planet Fitness Fenton, 3150 Owen Rd, Fenton, MI 48430
Planet Fitness Grand Blanc, 11527 S Saginaw St, Grand Blanc, MI 48439
Planet Fitness Lapeer, 1935 W Genesee St, Lapeer, MI 48446
Planet Fitness Flint Township, Genesee Valley Center, 3333 S Linden Rd, Flint Twp, MI 48507
Planet Fitness Saginaw, 4572 State St Ste 1, Saginaw, MI 48603
The community is also invited to make donations at an event at the Flint Farmers’ Market on East 1st Street on Saturday, May 7, from 9 am to noon.
Organizers said the he donated sporting goods will be distributed to children during the “Be Fit Festival” at the Boys & Girls Club on Friday, June 24.