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Posted November 30, 2020 | 12:19 PM

Super Effort to Score Kid-Friendly Books, Games, Sports Equipment, and More

NFL, Super Bowl LV Host Committee, Tampa Bay Buccaneers lead drive to collect donated items

Four Hillsborough County parks and recreation centers are among dozens of locations where Super Kids-Super Sharing partners will collect books, sports equipment, school supplies, and games for local children in need.

The project is an offshoot of Super Bowl LV, scheduled to be played at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021. The National Football League, the Tampa Bay Super Bowl LV Host Committee, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are leading the philanthropic effort, which has taken place in each of the championship game's host cities since 2000.

Donations by residents and businesses are the muscle behind Super Kids-Super Sharing. New or gently used books, all types of sports equipment, school supplies, and board and video games may be dropped off at designated places beginning Tuesday, Dec. 1 - GivingTuesday - through Dec. 18. GivingTuesday is a global movement that encourages people to enhance their communities through generosity.

Donations will be shared with children who attend programs at the drop-off locations and at Replay Tampa Bay and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay.

The lead sponsors of Super Kids-Super Sharing are partnering with Hillsborough County Parks & Recreation, the Hillsborough Education Foundation, the City of Tampa, Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful, YMCAs, and local Catholic schools. Similar collections are taking place in other Tampa Bay area counties.

The four County parks and recreation centers involved in Super Kids-Super Sharing are All People's Life Center, Apollo Beach Recreation Center, Ed Radice Sports Complex, and William Owen Pass Sports Complex.

Since its inception in 2000, the Super Kids-Super Sharing project has encouraged children and families to pass along items they no longer need to others who can use them. It's part of NFL Green, the league's program that aims to leave a positive "green" legacy in Super Bowl host communities.

Hillsborough County Parks & Recreation facilities drop off locations:

Location 

Hours

All People's Life Center - 6105 E. Sligh Ave., Tampa

Monday-Friday 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. to noon 

Apollo Beach Recreation Center - 664 Golf and Sea Blvd., Apollo Beach 

Monday-Friday 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. to noon

Ed Radice Sports Complex - 14720 Ed Radice Drive, Tampa (main office near softball fields)

Monday-Friday 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. to noon

William Owen Pass Sports Complex - 1300 Sydney Dover Road, Dover (main office next to softball fields and volleyball courts)

Monday-Friday 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. to noon 

See additional sites and drop-off times/days in Hillsborough County.

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