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Earnhardt collecting used sports gear to benefit Boys & Girls Club 

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley

Do you have gently used sports gear in your garage or shed that you no longer need? The 2nd Chance Sports Gear Drive is collecting second-hand or new sports gear through February 29. Drop your items off at any Earnhardt Auto Centers location around the Valley!

This drive assists the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Valley and its new sports division, BGCAZ Athletics, which is committed to making high-quality, professionally managed recreational youth sports programs accessible and affordable for all youth and teens. Earnhardt and other local organizations team up each year to collect sports gear and equipment. Requested items include footballs, helmets, volleyballs, soccer balls, basketballs, baseballs, gloves, bags and more. 

Earnhardt collecting used sports gear to benefit Boys & Girls Club
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BGCAZ Athletics programs offer structured, safe opportunities for youth to develop their skills, build character and create a lifelong appreciation for activity and healthy living. BGCAZ’s more than 30 clubs around the Valley offer sports leagues for Club members ages 5 to 18. Thousands of youth participate in these programs, and demand continues to grow. Your donation of new or gently used equipment can help meet these needs! 

Earnhardt collecting used sports gear to benefit Boys & Girls Club
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Go online to locate the Earnhardt Auto Centers location closest to you for convenient drop-off of your gear. You can also make a financial donation of any amount at this site. A one-time gift of $20 sponsors one child for league soccer, or $50 sponsors one child for the Jr. Suns Basketball league. A $100 gift sponsors a referee for one game, or $150 sponsors one team for one season. You can also schedule a recurring donation to provide monthly support for kids and their teams.

Earnhardt collecting used sports gear to benefit Boys & Girls Club
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Visit the Boys and Girls Club of the Valley for more information about their programs. 

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Earnhardt Auto Centers represents 15 brands at 17 dealerships throughout the Valley. Founder Tex Earnhardt started the company in 1951 with a Chandler-based Ford franchise. At age 21, he was the youngest-ever Ford franchise owner. Over the years, the company expanded and opened more dealerships, with Tex at the head. Tex’s straight-shooting style and catchphrase, “That ain’t no bull,” endeared him to generations of Arizonans. 

Earnhardt Auto Centers also has a long history of supporting local organizations and events, also encouraging giving and volunteerism among its employees. 

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Carolyn Sostrom is a long-time Arizona resident who loves desert sunsets, warm weather and zumba. As a writer, she’s covered technology, medical and travel topics.

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