High School students from all across South Miami-Dade County are gearing up for a huge sports equipment collection drive, with the equipment destined for distribution to needy children in the Dominican Republic.
“We’re looking for anything sports related,” says Austin Miller, chairman of Patriots Outreach. “Shoes, equipment, clothes; we’ll take anything.”
The drop off will take place Jan. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Suniland Park, Southwest 128th Street and South Dixie Highway, during the Howard Palmetto Baseball Softball Association picnic.
Miller says the idea is to help as many poor kids in the Dominican Republic as possible and the organization hopes to ship at least 3,0000 items to the Caribbean country in March.
Board members for the organizing group include Brandon Kacer, Colin Zargham, Daniel Lynch, Jokari Birdsong, Jake Molkentin, Mark Maguire, Carlos Fanjul and Blake Hesser.