The American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy, the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy, and the Council on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Wellness, along with APTA are partnering with Leveling the Playing Field (LPF) to run a collection drive Thursday, January 24 through Friday, January 25 at APTA's Combined Sections Meeting.
Leveling the Playing Field collects donated sports equipment and redistributes it to low-income kids throughout the DMV. All donations benefit needy schools, after school programs, and athletic leagues looking to engage their students in the physical and mental benefits of youth sports participation. LPF relies on used/excess sports donations from local communities to engage underprivileged children, so clean out your garages and basements of your old sporting equipment so that underprivileged kids are able to enjoy them!
Find out more in this article!
How to Participate in the Equipment Drive
• Review the list of needed items (.pdf
• Bring your donation to the CSM Exhibit Hall at times listed below.
• Volunteer to work in the collection booth...register here!
• Do not bring large equipment such as: treadmills, large self-standing benches, or exercise equipment that is bulky or will take up space and/or be hard to transport.
Drop off Times/Dates
CSM Exhibit Hall (Booth 1356)
Thursday, January 24 and Friday, January 25, during unopposed hours:
10:00 am–11:00 am
1:00 pm–3:00 pm
Register here to volunteer to man the booth!
AASPT Teammates Social Event
Friday, January 25
Marriott Marquis, Liberty Salon LM
7:00 pm-7:30 pm (at the doors)
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