Formed in 1991, Sport Central was created by community-minded individuals who wanted to see children in need have access to necessary sport equipment.

As a volunteer driven, Alberta-based charitable organization, Sport Central provides sports equipment at no cost to kids in need. Generous donations of gently used equipment and volunteer time by Edmonton and area residents help make this one of Alberta’s most cost effective charities.

Since it’s inception, Sport Central has provided over 180,000 low-income kids with safe gear, enabling them to participate in the sport of their choice.


What they do!

Sport Central’s staff and volunteers measure and outfit kids in person to ensure a perfect fit.  Our first priority is to provide equipment for kids and youth in the Edmonton and surrounding area.

Our second priority is to ensure that no children or youth from Red Deer to the northern border of Alberta, miss out on sports due to a lack of equipment. Sport Central will also consider requests from out of province if we have a surplus of the equipment requested.


There are some items that Sport Central must purchase, some for safety reasons and others because they are not often donated. Click herefor a list of new and used items we need.


Sport Central believes in bringing new life to old equipment. Not only do volunteers repair equipment, but they also save bicycle parts, hockey helmet masks and parts, and recycle bent or broken metal and cardboard.


If you require equipment, KidSport Edmonton will connect you with our equipment partner, Sport Central.