Vibrant Health Family Clinics supports initiatives that are powered by health and wellness. We are looking forward to Sporting World opening in August in River Falls. Before they open, we are working with the store to collect new and used sporting equipment and sports apparel. You can now drop off items (in a large garbage container -shown above) during our regular clinic hours at Vibrant Health Family Clinics in River Falls.
Sporting World will be located at 707A N Main Street. This store will sell lightly used and new donated sports apparel and equipment. It will also sell new Wildcat apparel and small items such as mouth guards, laces etc.
“This store will greatly enhance the quality of life for children who otherwise would not be able to participate in a team activity with their peers due to financial constraints and others who would like to “try a sport” but whose parents are reluctant to buy expensive equipment.”
Carole Mottaz, Sporting World Manager
There are several benefits to having a used sports equipment store in River Falls:
• Cost effective sports equipment to low income families. All families will be welcomed at the store but the impact will be more meaningful for low income families.
• Provide a regular revenue stream to support the mentoring of about 100 children in River Falls who are enrolled in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.
• Free equipment to children in the Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program and children whose parents can afford nothing.
• Anyone who owns sporting equipment will benefit because they will be able to clean out their garages and basements and donate to a good cause!
Participants of the Big Brothers Big Sisters program will benefit because, without adequate funding, matches are not possible. There is currently a waiting list of children who cannot be matched due to insufficient funds.
In order to make donating as simple as possible there are 7 community drop off sites plus one at each of the schools in the River Falls School District. The community drop off sites include:
- Vibrant Health Family Clinics in River Falls
- Ironworx Gym
- Crankworx Bike Shop
- St. Bridgit’s Church, Congregational Church
- Ezekiel Church and the Verizon Store
*Apparel and equipment can also be dropped off at the store once it opens.
For more information:
Carole Mottaz, Sporting World Store Manager