Wellesley High juniors organize cleats drive

Do you have any used cleats your children have outgrown? If so, don’t throw them out. Instead, donate them to Play Ball!, a non-profit organization that funds school sports for the public middle schools in the City of Boston. A group of Wellesley High School juniors is conducting a service project to collect cleats for the middle-schools served by Play Ball! Last year they were able to collect nearly 200 pairs. The organization seeks to create after school sports programs that give kids the opportunity to play on a team, an incentive to stay engaged in school, and a sense of school community. Working with Boston’s school department, Play Ball! has brought competitive football, Double-Dutch jump rope, baseball, volleyball, and soccer to the city’s middle schools. If you have any used boys or girls soccer cleats, or boys baseball and football cleats that you are willing to donate, please contact:
Michael Rosen at [email protected],
Sam Zimmerman at [email protected] or
Bryan Kennedy at [email protected].

Michael, Sam and Bryan and their committee of WHS juniors will come to your home to pick up the cleats. They will also be happy to clean your closets of cleats! Lastly, cleats can by dropped off at the Wellesley Middle School through April 17. Since middle school children vary so much in size, a good rule-of-thumb is, cleats worn from fifth grade through high school will fit a child served by Play Ball!

To learn more about Play Ball!,visit http://www.playballfoundation.org/.

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