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Sport Central Association

Sport Central Association

Charitable Organization

About Us

Sport Central Association is an Alberta based Charity founded in 1991. We collect gently used sports equipment, refurbish & repair it, and then distribute it to kids ages 4-17 who may not otherwise have access or opportunity. We serve kids from Red Deer, up to the northern border of Alberta. We collect equipment for over 20 different sports and recreational activities:
Bicycles (pedal, run, & tricycles), Badminton, Baseball, Softball, Basketball, XC Skiing, Figure Skating, Football, Golf, Hockey (Ice, Ball, Inline), Lacrosse, Leisure Sports (skateboards, scooters, & sleds) Ringette, Roller Skates, Rollerblades, Rugby, Snowboarding, Soccer, Tennis, and Volleyball.

We have 46 equipment donation locations (and growing) in the Greater Edmonton Area. In addition to the kids we serve through our front door, we have a community outreach program which sends bulk shipments of equipment, locally and regionally, to communities, community leagues, and schools to help build sports related programming. We have an equipment exchange program: as the kids outgrow their equipment, they can bring it back in and exchange for the next size. We are committed to keeping equipment out of the landfills by repairing whatever we can and recycling materials we cannot (such as rubber bike tires and metal— we recycle over 20 tons of metal annually).

Last year’s impact:
- 2,142 pieces of equipment repaired
- 1,956 helmets repaired
- 2,293 pairs of skates sharpened
- 2,241 bikes repaired
(48% increase in our services over the previous year)


Champions Club Spokespeople: Mattias Ekholm of the Edmonton Oilers & wife, Ida Bjornstad, media personality & author
Janna Tominuk, Executive Director at Sport Central adressing Champions Club event attendees
Champions Club Spokespeople: Mattias Ekholm & Ida Bjornstadd at Champions Club event
Sport Central Staff at Champions Club event
Sportsnet Broadcaster Mark Spector with longtime Sport Central Volunteer and former board member Jerry Stevenson
Shots taken from 13th annual McCauley Cup
Sport Central Executive Director Janna Tominuk
Marketing & Community Manager, Kathryn with Rabbit Hill Ski Resort Manager, Derek celebrating Rabbit Hill's amazing donation to Sport Central.
Executive Director Janna Tominuk with representatives from Hockey Alberta celebrating their donation to Sport Central

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