Hi-Five sports camps are synonymous with excellence in education and teaching sportsmanship to young people in Chicago and in the northern suburbs. They recently stepped up their efforts by teaming together with Northbrook-based youth charity Gear for Goals to help support kids in need in Latin America and Kenya.
Run locally by Mr. Danny Tuchman, the camp provides a sports haven for serious minded young athletes to come every day and compete in their favorite sports with joy, laughter, and without any shame.
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This year, Gear for Goals executive director Dr. Warren Bruhl approached Mr. Tuchman with an idea to get the kids of the camp involved in a gear drive to help them realize how fortunate they are and how much is possible when a focused initiative is created. To spearhead the event, Bruhl and Tuchman provided the young athletes with instructions to go through their garages, basements, and closets and put all the old unused gear in bags and bring it in to the camp.
The results were outstanding as the campers provided over 350 pieces of much-needed items including gloves, balls, hockey sticks, skates, uniforms, and more. Most of this equipment will be headed for the Dominican later this month and to Kenya in December. In 2013, Gear for Goals has already provided sports gear for over 7500 children in twelve countries and by the end of the year they will have touched over 20,000 children with sport and the arts in 14 countries.
Gear for Goals' relief efforts continue and more gear can be donated by contacting Dr. Bruhl at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 847-869-2031. Together, we can make a difference! For more information about ways you can help, visit http://www.dreamweaver911.org.
For more information about Hi-Five Sports, visit http://www.hifivesports.com.
Gear for Goals is a project of Dreamweaver International, a 501c(3) organization located in the United States that provides education, healthcare, and humanitarian aid to the people of the Rift Valley of Kenya. Gear for Goals' Vision is to see every child in the world have the opportunity to play, compete, and enjoy sport through equal access to necessary equipment and instruction. Gear for Goals' Mission is to provide every child enjoyment, passion, and love of sport. Follow Gear for Goals at http://www.Facebook.com/GearforGoals.