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Help Ankeny Kids Get Out and Play

The Ankeny Community School District and the City of Ankeny are partnering to host the Second Annual "Play It Forward" sports equipment drive, an event aimed to help all kids stay active and part of the game with the proper sports gear.

Donations Accepted 

"Play It Forward" will be accepting donations of gently used and new sports equipment including bats, balls, gloves, racquets, cleats, shoes, helmets, bags, and more March 20 – 31. Exercise equipment will not be accepted. Donations can be dropped off at the following Ankeny locations:
Ankeny Community Education Office
306 SW School St.
Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Ankeny Public Services Building, Parks & Recreation Office
220 W First St.
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

AFUMC, Christian Life Center
710 NE 36th St.
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

St. Paul Lutheran Church
1100 SE Sharon Drive
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, 8 a.m. to Noon

Donations Distributed

The donated equipment will be given away to Ankeny area families in need on a first-come first serve basis on April 1, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lakeside Center, 400 NW Lakeshore Drive.

For more information, contact Whitney Garcia at (515) 963-3573 or or view the event flier here.