Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Wanted: Used Sports Equipment, Take Two

It's time to look through your closets. Check underneath your bed and in the
basement. A family in Westbrook is looking for donations of gently used sports
equipment that can be sold to create scholarships so kids can participate in the
city's recreational sports and activities. The program, Re-Play, would also give
parents who can't afford new sports gear a chance to buy it at a reduced price.
Morgan, 14, Shannon, 13, and 10-year-old Maura Rielly announced the program at a
packed City Council meeting Aug. 30 at Westbrook High School. "Many children in
Westbrook can't afford the cost of sports programs and other activities,"
Shannon Rielly said at the meeting. "They also can't afford to buy the sports
gear they need."
Items can be donated this week (September 13-September 17) at one of the following locations: The Recreation Department's offices, the principals' offices in any of Westbrook's schools, and City Hall. Or, you can drop off your equipment at the Westbrook Community Center's gym on Saturday, September 18 (8a-11:30a).

- John C.L. Morgan

Wanted: Used Sports Equipment (September 9, 2010)

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