Elsie A. Dotson

Encinitas teen starts nonprofit to donate sports equipment

When the pandemic hit a year ago and the lockdown ensued, some folks hoarded things. But Marco Alvarez, 16, was set on helping others get the very things that he valued most.

For Marco, that meant giving basketballs, volleyballs, soccer balls and footballs along with other sports equipment to kids who wouldn’t otherwise get to play sports.

Marco started the nonprofit Free Throwz last May and has given out six dozen sports balls to local groups, such as the Boys & Girls Clubs, and is getting ready to donate more equipment this month to two additional organizations.

“He has played sports his whole life and realized that some kids may not have the same opportunities that he had. So, he started Free Throwz, a nonprofit, with his own money,” said Rhonda Guaderrama, director of development at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside, which received a donation of 20 new

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Seahawks’ Shaquem Griffin, Hartford support athletes with equipment

The efforts Terry Griffin labored through to make sure his son, Shaquem, could train and play football have been well-documented. 

That’s why Shaquem Griffin, the Seattle Seahawks linebacker who had his left hand amputated at age four, is passionate about his partnership with The Hartford as part of its Ability Equipped program.

Earlier this week, Griffin virtually surprised two athletes from his native Tampa — 11-year-old J.T. Gerstner and 33-year-old Samantha Lebron, both of whom have cerebral palsy — with equipment to help advance their athletic goals (Gerstner got a javelin and strengthening machine. Lebron received a custom-made Top End Preliminator Racing Chair for track and field pursuits). The Hartford also gifted the Friends of the County Parks & Recreation in Tampa with a $40,000 equipment grant to purchase adaptive sports equipment to support community needs and programming.

“This was the first time I was able to be a part

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Winter Sports Equipment Market to Accelerate at a CAGR of Over 5% During 2021-2025|Technavio


Technavio has been monitoring the winter sports equipment market and it is poised to grow by USD 834.99 million during 2021-2025, progressing at a CAGR of over 5% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Winter Sports Equipment Market 2021-2025 (Graphic: Business Wire)

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Impact of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to transform the growth of various industries, however, the immediate impact of the outbreak is varied. While a few industries will register a drop in demand, numerous others will continue to remain unscathed and show promising growth opportunities. COVID-19 will have a low impact on the winter sports equipment

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Racket Sports Equipment Market Analysis, Growth , Size, Share, News, Demand, Evolving Opportunities Studied For The Period Until 2025

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Japan, Japan, Tue, 02 Feb 2021 05:26:21 / Comserve Inc. / — The report analyzes the international markets including development trends, competitive landscape analysis, investment plan, business strategy, opportunity, and key regions development status.

The global racket sports equipment market is expected to grow with a CAGR of 2.64% during the forecast period (2020 – 2025).

– An increasing interest in outdoor activities in order to maintain wellbeing and fitness is a major driving factor for the growth of the market.
– The upgrading society in the developing regions backed up by an improved economy has been motivating the locals to develop a likeness for racket sports that require individual equipment.
– However, due to the inclination of a major portion of the population in the European countries towards football and other sports and adventure activities, the

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