Why We Created This

Participation in sports during childhood and adolescence is associated with physical, emotional, social and educational benefits that can last into adulthood. Here are the facts from Project Play:

  • Regular physical activity helps build and maintain healthy bones, muscles and joints, helps control weight and reduce fat, and delays or prevents the development of high blood pressure
  • Organized sports activity helps children develop and improve cognitive skills
  • Sports can positively affect aspects of personal development in young people, such as self-esteem, goal-setting, and leadership
  • High school athletes are more likely than non-athletes to attend college

Despite these benefits, the sports are getting increasingly and restrictively expensive for many families in the country. At SportSnap, our primary mission is to create a community to share, rent, donate or sell underutilized sports gears. When players, teams, leagues, and organizations get new athletic equipment, they can donate or re-sell their lightly used equipment instead of tossing it or store it in a shed. Our marketplace connects families with these suppliers and gets more kids falling in love with sports.