Leveling the Playing Field, a nonprofit dedicated to providing free sporting equipment to low income communities in the region, is partnering with the Upper Loudoun Youth Football League to collect used sporting equipment.
The event will be held Saturday Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The collection drive will be taking place at the ULYFL Jamboree Day located at Franklin Park west of Purcellville. LPF will have its trailer in the parking lot.
Since 2013,LPF has donated over $5 million worth of sporting equipment to more than 750 schools and youth/after school programs.
“We have been so blessed to have the overwhelming support of the more affluent youth sports community in and around DC. Families understand first-hand how vital participation in sports have been to their own children’s upbringing and they have taken on the responsibility to ensure every child has the same opportunity their kids have no matter what their economic situation is,” founder Max Levitt said. “We are really looking forward to this collection drive with the Upper Loudon Youth Football community. This will not only bring much needed gear into our warehouse but will expose our mission to tons of families in the community.”