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Gear for Goals partners with Glenbrook North Jr. Spartan football program to host spring sports drive benefitting inner city kids.

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  • Northbrook-based youth charity Gear for Goals teams together with Glenbrook North High School Jr. Spartans to host spring sports gear collection to benefit inner city kids in need.Daniel Borris

      Northbrook-based youth charity Gear for Goals teams together with Glenbrook North High School Jr. Spartans to host spring sports gear collection to benefit inner city kids in need.Daniel Borris

 
April Neill

Led by Gear for Goals' Executive Director Dr. Warren Bruhl, the G4G/Glenbrook North Jr. Spartan Spring Gear Drive will be held during the Junior Spartan spring clinics from March 31 through April 3 and April 7 through 10 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm at Glenbrook North High School's field house located at 2300 Shermer Northbrook, IL 60062. To participate, athletes of Junior Spartans and other friends of the community are invited to bring new and used sports gear and musical instruments to the Glenbrook North High School field house during the camp.

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Dates: March 31-April 3 & April 7-10 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: Glenbrook North High School Field House 2300 Shermer Road Northbrook, IL 60062

Donated items will bring sports, arts and hope to local underserved children who participate with the Police Athletic League of Chicago. The Police Athletic League is a non-profit program nationally recognized for providing coaching and mentoring to some of the most at risk children in the country. Gear for Goals is a proud supporter of the Police Athletic League in Chicago and is dedicated to helping children in the inner city who have little access to sports equipment and musical instruments. For information, visit http://policeathleticleagueofillinois.com/aboutus/.

Children around the world are desperately in need of receiving sports gear and musical instruments to help fuel their dreams, hopes, and opportunities. You can make a difference! Donate to the G4G/Glenbrook North Spring Sports Gear Drive and help give them hope!

Suggested donation items include baseball gloves, helmets, balls, bats, soccer balls, basketballs, uniforms, nets, cones, cleats, shin guards, hockey sticks as well as jump ropes, hackey sacks and frisbees. Also accepting guitars, violins and harmonicas. For a full list of needed items, visit http://www.dreamweaver911.org.

To learn more about the effort, contact Gear for Goals' Executive Director Dr. Warren Bruhl at 847-869-2031 or via email at dr.bruhl@dreamweaver911.org. To make a cash donation to support the effort, visit http://www.G4GSports.org.

For information about the Glenbrook North Jr. Spartans Football program, visit www.gbnjrspartan.com or contact David Labunski via email at davidlabunski@gmail.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 on Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/GearforGoals.

Dreamweaver International's G4G charity project has had an enormous impact on the lives of children in Chicagoland and internationally with over 30,000 children in 15 countries having already received the hope and opportunity sport provides. G4G recognizes that when children have access to sport whom may never have had that gift, a dynamic process unfolds.

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