New Local Youth Sports Equipment Sharing Program Gets Set to Host First ‘Shopping’ Event

A new youth athletic program that collects gently used sports gear and equipment and redistributes it to deserving young athletes in Canby has set its firth open house and giveaway event for next Wednesday, Aug. 7.

Pass It On, Canby‘s first open house event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at North Pine Storage, 450 N. Pine St. in Canby. After this special launch event, future open house events will take place on the first Wednesday of each month.

Pass It On, Canby is an initiative of Canby Kids, Inc., a non-profit 501(3)(c) umbrella organization for Canby youth sports, providing youth recreational and competitive teams sports opportunities for children in and around the Canby area on a year-round basis. The Canby Kids Board is an all-volunteer board that consists of four Members-At-Large and representatives from each sport.

Unneeded, gently used and clean youth sports gear are still being collected at any one of a half-dozen in collection bins located around town. Collection bin locations can be found at:

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate
489 SW 1st Avenue
Canby, OR 97013

CrossFit Wilsonville
25589 SW Canyon Creek Rd #100
Wilsonville, OR 97070

Cutsforth’s Market
225 NE 2nd Avenue
Canby, OR 97013

Millar’s Point S Tire and Auto
1175 SE 1st Avenue
Canby, OR 97013

Oliver Insurance
101 N Ivy
Canby, OR 97013

Team Spirit
248 NW 1st Avenue
Canby, OR 97013

Jeff Scott, a board member for the Wayne Oliver Foundation, said this new endeavor is very in keeping with his organization’s namesake, a beloved community member who passed away in 2014.

“Wayne dedicated his life to supporting the people of Canby, especially through youth athletics,” Scott said. “Getting more kids, who may not be able to afford the expensive cost of athletic gear, out playing sports is a cause the Wayne Oliver Foundation is very pleased to support.”

Over 500 volunteer parents, coaches, and supporters work in partnership with the Canby School District, the business community and local government to provide competition in five sports, including Canby Junior Baseball, Canby Wildcats Softball, Canby United Soccer Association, Canby Cougar Football and Canby Youth Lacrosse.

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