Equipment Endowment

Equipment Endowment Testimonials Online Equipment Support Form

Equipment Endowment provides a full CIRCLE benefit.

Equipment Endowment provides a full circle of benefits from those that donate sporting goods; sporting goods buyers; sporting goods users and the funds raised. This is shown in the graph at the right - we are the only agency implementing this unique business practice in order to further our mission.

Do you need sports equipment or clothing for a sporting event, activity or camp?

You can apply up to twice a year for funding or the actual equipment, whichever S4A can secure. Equipment must be used or returned. All applications are reviewed by the grant committee for approval. S4A is not responsible for maintenance of equipment once it is granted. Please fill out the application. Please be as specific as possible when requesting equipment and clothing.

Available Equipment

  • Baseball/Softball - Equipment, Clothing, Accessories
  • Camping - Accessories
  • Electronics - Laptops, Hard drives, etc.
  • Fitness Equipment - Treadmills, Stationary bikes, etc.
  • Football - Equipment, Balls
  • Golf - Clubs, Balls
  • Inline/Roller/Ice Skating - Equipment, Accessories
  • Lacrosse - Equipment, Clothing
  • Scuba/Snorkeling - Equipment
  • Skateboarding - Equipment/Accessories
  • Snowboarding - Equipment, Clothing, Accessories
  • Snow Skiing - Equipment, Clothing, Accessories
  • Soccer - Equipment, Balls, Clothing, Cleats, Accessories
  • Tennis - Rackets, Balls
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Testimonials

From Friends Life: Thank you so much for your kind gift of a treadmill for our Friends to use in our day program. Friends Life’s mission is to love our adult Friends with developmental disabilities and to support them in fulfilling their God-given potential as they explore, enjoy and contribute to our community and as we experience Friends Life together. The program focuses on three main components, life-long learning, health and wellness and vocational training. The treadmill enhances our health and wellness component, providing our Friends with more opportunities to exercise when they have free time and in their exercise routines.

Sports 4 All has been instrumental to our Friends in teaching them how to live healthy lifestyles through Project HEALTH. The treadmill is a perfect complement to the activities and knowledge learned in Project HEALTH. Our Friends are proud of their accomplishments in health and wellness and can set goals for themselves by using the gym at Friends Life, which includes the treadmill given to us by Sports 4 All. Many of our Friends truly benefit from regular exercise and since they are at Friends Life on a regular basis, it is perfect having equipment that they can use.

Again, thank you for your generous donation. It has already served as a great tool for our Friends to live healthier, more active lifestyles and will continue to do that, especially as the weather gets cooler and we are not able to walk outside.

From The King’s Daughters’ School: Thank you for so generously providing our students with snowboarding helmets. These helmets were recently used at the 2013 Special Olympic Winter Games in Ober Gatlinburg on January 27-29. This is an annual event for The King’s Daughters’ School, so the helmets will be used for many years to come! Again, We cannot thank you enough for the remarkable service that you offer to nonprofits like ourselves.

From Orange Grove Center, Inc.: On behalf of the Recreation Department at Orange Grove Center I would like to thank you for your generous donation of two footballs to our Special Olympics Flag Football. The orange Grove Center is a private non-profit organization, serving adults and children with intellectual disabilities in the greater Chattanooga Area. Among the many opportunities our organization offers is recreation education and adaptive sports competition.

This was the founding year for our football team, the “OGC Crush,” and the footballs you provided us came into good use. We practiced three times a week for four weeks before we took our athletes to the East Tennessee Regional Special Olympics Flag Football Tournament in Knoxville, TN. Not only did we all learn the fundamentals of the game, but we also took advantage of the opportunity to enhance our endurance and physical conditioning. Most importantly, we had a BLAST!

I truly appreciate all your organization has done to assist individuals with disabilities in our area. Thank you for supporting our recreational opportunities. I look forward to working with you in the future.

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Online Application for Equipment Support

ALL REQUEST FOR SUPPORT MUST DIRECTLY BENEFIT SPORTING AND HEALTHY ACTIVITIES
OR EVENTS FOR YOUTH AND ADULTS WITH PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISABILITIES.

Eligibility Criteria for Support - Are you eligible? & Individual Program Descriptions (Read detailed guidelines)

  1. You may apply if you are an individual with a disability or a non-profit organization who serves people with disabilities.
  2. You may apply as many times as you need in a calendar year however, any one organization will not be awarded more than two times in a calendar year.
  3. Application requests are reviewed and approved by a committee approved by the Board of Directors of Sports 4 All.
  4. The focus of the request must involve sporting and/or healthy activities and benefit people with disabilities mentally, emotionally or physically.
  5. PLEASE READ THE SUPPORT PROGRAM DESCRIPTION AND GUIDELINES BELOW.

Equipment Endowment Program - This program provides sporting equipment, gear and clothing to individuals with disabilities and organizations serving people with disabilities who are competing in an organized sporting event or sports related activity. Maintenance of equipment is not the responsibility of S4A.

Follow-up Criteria - Sports/Fitness Equipment/Clothing Donation:

  1. Signed Release must be returned to Sports 4 All.
  2. Follow up must be done with Sports 4 All within one month of the receipt of the donated equipment/clothing with 5 photos of the equipment/clothing being used. A letter stating how the equipment/clothing is being used and whether it is benefiting the organization/clients.

Online Application for Equipment Support form CLICK HERE
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