MASRC Sports Equipment Bank

About the MASRC Sports Equipment Bank

The Manitoba Aboriginal Sports & Recreation Council is dedicated to the collection of both new and gently used sports equipment donations.

Though the MASRC Sports Equipment Bank, we facilitate the redistribution of these donated items to a wide range of recipients, including individuals, communities, and various organizations throughout the province.

Through our extensive network and partnerships, we aim to ensure that sports equipment is accessible to all, promoting physical activity, inclusivity, and community engagement across our region.


Requesting Sports Equipment

Please Read Before Submitting a Request

Due to a high volume of applications, our response time for equipment requests is currently 5 to 10 business days. Please be aware that our program relies on donations, and the availability of equipment depends on our stock. Some requests may be unfulfilled due to limited availability. We appreciate your understanding and patience as we work to meet the needs of our community.

Submitting an Individual Equipment Request

This form is only for one (1) person. To apply on behalf of a team, organization, or community, please continue to the Organization/Community Request Form linked below.

1. Please fill out this form:

Individual Sports Equipment Request Form

2. Send a copy:

By email to: mel.whitesell@masrc.com. PDF copy only.

By fax to: (204) 925-5716

By mail to:

Manitoba Aboriginal Sports and Recreation Council Inc.
105 - 145 Pacific Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2Z6

3. Please note that our processing time for equipment requests is between 5-10 business days. Our staff will reach out to you to approve or deny your request during or after this period.

Submitting a Group Equipment Request on Behalf of your Organization or Community

1. Please fill out this form:

Organization/Community Sports Equipment Request Form

2. Send a copy:

By email to: mel.whitesell@masrc.com. PDF copy only.

By fax to: (204) 925-5716

By mail to:

Manitoba Aboriginal Sports and Recreation Council Inc.
105 - 145 Pacific Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2Z6

3. Please note that our processing time for equipment requests is between 5-10 business days. Our staff will reach out to you to approve or deny your request during or after this period.

If you have any questions about either form, please contact us at 204-925-5737 or 204-942-6615.


Donating Sports Equipment

Please drop-off your equipment donations at one of these locations, which include both of our offices and our partner locations.

For details about a particular location, such as its operating hours and drop-off instructions, kindly reach out to the designated drop-off location directly.

Donation Receipts

Please note that the Manitoba Aboriginal Sports & Recreation Council is not a registered charity, and we are unable to provide donation receipts for charitable donations of sports equipment.

Currently Accepted Equipment Donations

We appreciate all donations; however, due to the amount of donations we receive, and the amount of equipment requests we redistribute, we want to ensure that all equipment donated is in usable condition before it is redistributed to those in need.

Please consider the condition of the equipment before donating. We are currently accepting new and gently used equipment donations.

We do not accept equipment donations that:

  • are expired, out of date, or unsafe for use (such as expired personal flotation devices, out-of-date goalie equipment, etc.)
  • do not have a pair (such as single skates, single shin pads, etc.)
  • are ripped, torn, or cracked
  • are missing straps, buckles, snaps, etc.
  • are odorous
  • are excessively stained
  • are dirty, moldy, or mildewy

Equipment in these conditions will be discarded immediately. Please consider recycling these items at your closest textile and other materials recycling depot.

Please read below for a list of equipment we are currently accepting.

Sport/Activity List of Currently Accepted Equipment
Hockey

We are currently not accepting single pairs of hockey socks or practice jerseys due to an overwhelming amount of donations. However; we are currently accepting team sets of jerseys.

Single jerseys and/or hockey socks can be donated to your local second-hand store or recycled at one of Winnipeg's recycling depots.

  • Non-Goalie Equipment:
    • Hockey skates
    • Hockey helmets (no cracks)
    • Shin pads
    • Complete jock or jill shorts (including cup)
    • Hockey pants
    • Shoulder pads
    • Elbow pads
    • Hockey gloves
    • Neck guards
    • Hockey bags
    • Unused mouthguards (in packaging)
    • Sticks (in usable condition- not cracked or worn down)
    • Pucks (in usable condition)
    • Stick & sock tape
  • Goalie Equipment
    • Goalie pads
    • Goalie pants
    • Goalie shoulder pads
    • Blockers
    • Gloves
    • Goalie sticks
    • Goalie helmets (no cracks)
    • Goalie practice jerseys
  • Ball Hockey
    • Shin pads
    • Helmets with face cages
    • Ball hockey sticks
    • Balls/ pucks
Court Sports (Volleyball, Basketball)
  • Basketballs & volleyballs (in usable condition- no tears or rips & bladder not showing)
  • Outdoor basketball/volleyball nets, indoor volleyball nets
  • Court shoes
  • Kneepads
  • Volleyball antennae
  • Ball bags & ball buckets
Racquet Sports (Badminton, Tennis)
  • Badminton/tennis racquets with no re-stringing needed
  • Tennis balls
  • Shuttles
  • Badminton nets (in usable condition)

Field Sports

(Lacrosse, Soccer)

  • Cleats
  • Soccer balls
  • Shin pads
  • Soccer goalie gloves
  • Lacrosse balls
  • Lacrosse sticks
  • Lacrosse helmets
  • Lacrosse shoulder pads
  • Footballs
  • Misc. football gear
Softball/Baseball
  • Gloves (batting & field)
  • Helmets (no cracks)
  • Bats (aluminum & wood with no cracks)
  • Softballs & baseballs
  • Bases
  • Batting tees
  • Catching equipment
Golf
  • Bags
  • Clubs (singles or sets)
  • Balls
  • Tees (in packaging)
Swimming/Water Activities
  • Swimsuits
  • Non-expired personal floatation devices (life jackets)
  • Swimming goggles
  • Pool noodles
Fitness Equipment
  • New or gently used running or training shoes (in a pair- singles will be discarded)
  • New or gently used workout clothing
  • New sports bras
  • New or gently used yoga mats
  • Yoga blocks
  • Yoga bands
  • New or gently used resistance bands
  • Free weights
  • Floor sliders
  • Floor ladders
  • Small hurdles (less than 14 inches)
  • Jump-ropes

Please note that due to the size of our equipment warehouse, we are unable to accept large fitness equipment donations including, but not limited to, rowing machines or ERGs, treadmills, compound exercise machines, squat racks, etc.

We can, however, connect you with a community that may be interested in your donation. Contact us at info@masrc.com for more information.

Coaching Equipment
  • Whistles
  • Whiteboards
  • Stopwatches/timers
  • Scorecards

Don't see an item or sport listed above? No problem! We accept and distribute a wide range of sports & recreation equipment.

If your type of equipment isn't listed above, please contact 204-925-5737 or 204-942-6615.

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