Gear up for Good: Used Sports Equipment Drive & Sale

YMCA to Host Gently Used Sports Equipment Drive  

Claire Chapin Epps Family YMCA will host an Inaugural Sports Equipment Drive on August 12th. Donations will be accepted between July 24th-August 7th.

The YMCA of Coastal Carolina is proud to announce its upcoming gently used sports equipment drive, YMCA’s Gear Up For Good. The event will take place on August 12th (9 AM – 12 PM) at the Claire Chapin Epps Family YMCA. The sale will raise money to support the YMCA of Coastal Carolina’s financial assistance program. 

Donations can be dropped off at the Claire Chapin Epps YMCA, Tidelands Health Georgetown Family YMCA, or the Tidelands Health Pawleys Family YMCA between July 24th-August 7th during business hours. The equipment drive will accept donations of gently used sports equipment, including balls, gloves, bats, helmets, and more. Anything in the sale will be “as is”.  

Community members are invited to shop the sale on August 12th from 9 am – 12 pm to find affordable sports equipment.

“We believe that every child should have the opportunity to participate in sports and physical activity, regardless of their financial situation. We hope to make it easier for local families to play sports this year by hosting the Gear up for Good sale,” said Ryan Finney, CEO of the YMCA of Coastal Carolina.

The YMCA of Coastal Carolina is committed to promoting healthy living and youth development in the community. This event is just one of the many ways that the organization is working to fulfill its mission.

Tell us you’re participating!

If you plan to donate, shop, or volunteer – please let us know so we can send you updates!

Everyone who tells us they are participating will get a 20% off coupon to shop at Dicks Sporting Goods the weekend of August 18th!


Get organized! Collect all of your gently used sports equipment.


Bring your gently used sports equipment to the Claire Chapin Epps Family YMCA, Tidelands Health Pawleys Family YMCA, or the Tidelands Health Georgetown Family YMCA from July 24 until August 7.


Shop the sale! All of the gently used sports equipment will be on sale at the Claire Chapin Family YMCA on August 12th from 9am – 12pm.


Get your kids playing youth sports!


We are seeking volunteers to help us organize the donations and prepare for the sale. Sign up to be a volunteer to help out with this event!

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We hope you and your family stayed safe during the storm. We will resume normal operations at all three YMCA of Coastal Carolina center locations at 11 a.m. today. 

  • Thursday, August 31: All three center locations will reopen at 11 a.m.
  • Friday, September 1: All three center locations will be open during normal hours.
 24-hour access will be unavailable to Tidelands Health Georgetown Family YMCA during the times the center is closed but will resume as normal tonight.