Global Gear Drive (GGD) is a program that was established by IAYS to place sports equipment into the hands of children living in under-privileged communities and schools around the world who wish to take part in quality youth sports activities but are unable to due to shortage of equipment.
GGD is a simple process where individuals, sports leagues, schools, churches, and communities at large can get involved and donate youth sports items that are no longer being used. GGD currently accepts new and/or slightly used equipment which is then collected and re-distributed to one of our communities in need worldwide. IAYS also offers its communities educational resources as well for all those who are in need of further guidance or have a lack of programming knowledge.
IAYS encourages all those interested in getting involved through collecting equipment to please take the time to learn more about ONE WORLD. ONE TEAM. to become the official sponsor of one of our featured communities in need. It is a fun way to get involved and familiarize oneself with a community in great need of your support. Please visit www.iays.org for more information.
If you are interested in donating equipment or would like more information about shipping us your new/slightly used gear, please contact IAYS directly.
GGD is also proudly supported by the Sammy Wilkinson Memorial Foundation, created in 2004 to help raise funds strictly for the shipping of youth sports equipment to communities worldwide. For information about the foundation, please click here.
Many thanks to our generous shipping sponsor