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Only 13% of youth in Southeast Michigan are active one hour a day, and barely half of all children participate in sports even once a year. We know that active children go on to live happier, healthier and more successful lives. That’s why, at the Y, we are working to change that statistic and remove the barriers youth face to access sports and free play.

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Project Play: Southeast Michigan is supporting the establishment and operation of the pilot program SportPort, a sports equipment sharing program in southeast Michigan. Through both stationary and mobile partners throughout the region, SportPort will provide access to equipment for sports, such as baseball, basketball, tennis, hockey and more.

New program safety protocols will follow both CDC and state guidelines and update as needed.

The era of the sandlot or unstructured play, of kids making up games and playing with friends in the neighborhood, is largely gone. Our goal as a collaborative is to help bring that kind of neighborhood fun and interaction back because every child – regardless of location, income or ability – should have access to fun and fulfilling activities.

Project Play: Southeast Michigan, an initiative driven and funded by the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation’s Youth Sports & Recreation focus area in partnership with the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, and the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit, is designed to do just that – give children more opportunities to play. Powered by the Y Positive Play Initiative (YPPI) a collaborative of four YMCAs including the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit, Ann Arbor YMCA, Blue Water YMCA, and the Monroe Family YMCA, Sport Port powered by the Y on the Fly mobile program is bringing sport and recreation equipment to specific sites throughout the year across Southeast Michigan to encourage free play and sports sampling.

We want to put sports equipment into the hands of kids, so they can play outside while sampling a variety of sports. We are proud to work with the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation on this critical program. You can learn more about Project Play online at www.projectplaysemi.org.

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SportPort Locations

    *Weather permitting, YMCA staff will only be present at pop-up sites during the hours listed below.

  • Riordan Park
    16101 Lamphere, Detroit, MI. 48219
    Tuesday & Thursday 2:30pm-4:00pm
  • Stoepel Park
    10363 W. Evergreen, Detroit, MI. 48223
    Friday 1:00pm-2:30pm
  • Bradby Park
    9641 Cardoni St Detroit, MI. 48211
    Tuesday & Thursday 2:30pm-4:00pm

  • Ferndale
  • Wilson Park
    656 Academy St., Ferndale MI. 48220
    Monday & Friday 3:00pm-4:30pm
  • Gerry Kulick Community Center
    1201 Livernois St., Ferndale MI. 48220
    Monday & Friday 5:00pm-6:30pm

  • Hartland
  • Cromaine Library
    3688 Hartland Rd., Hartland, MI. 48352
    Friday 3:30pm-5:00pm
    September 11th, 18th, and 25th

  • Hazel Park
  • Scout Park
    978 E Woodruff Ave, Hazel Park, MI. 48030
    Monday & Friday 3:00pm-4:30pm
  • Green Acres Park
    620 W. Woodward Heights Blvd, Hazel Park, MI. 48030
    Monday & Friday 5:00pm-6:30pm

  • Highland Park
  • Fauver-Martin Boys & Girls Club
    24 Ferris St. Highland Park, MI. 48203
    Wednesday 4:00pm-5:45pm

  • Macomb County
  • Olsen Park
    645 Cumberland St. Mt. Clemens, MI. 48043
    Tuesday 5:00pm-7:00pm
  • Shadyside Park
    155 Shadyside Dr. Mt. Clemens, MI. 48043
    Thursday 5:00pm-7:00pm
  • Wilson Park
    58 South Wilson, Mt. Clemens, MI. 48043
    Thursday 5:00pm-7:00pm
  • The Village (Outside the Community Center)
    34950 Village Rd. Clinton Township, MI. 48035
    Tuesday 5:00pm-7:00pm

  • Pontiac
  • Rotary Park
    233-299 Wesson St., Pontiac MI, 48341
    Monday & Wednesday 2:00pm-3:30pm
  • Pontiac Youth Recreation & Enrichment Center
    825 Golf Drive, Pontiac MI. 48341
    Monday & Wednesday 4:00pm-6:00pm

  • Wyandotte
  • Memorial Park
    20th St. & Ludington St., Wyandotte, MI. 48192
    Tuesday & Thursday 3:00pm-4:30pm
  • F.O.P. Park
    Lindbergh St., Wyandotte, MI. 48192
    Tuesday & Thursday 5:00pm-6:30pm

SportPort Stationary Partners

Stationary Partners are a community resource for Project Play Southeast Michigan, but are not lending out sports equipment at this time due to COVID-19

Our stationary partners provide a place where kids ages 5-13 can rent out sports equipment for free. That way, kids can enjoy sports like soccer, basketball, football, volleyball, baseball easily and at any time!

Current Stationary Partners

  • Pontiac Public Library logo
    Pontiac Public Library
    60 E Pike St, Pontiac, MI 48342 – free sports equipment rental for ages 5-13
  • Oakland Avenue Urban Farm
    9227 Goodwin, Detroit, MI 48221
  • City of Ferndale Parks & Recreation Department
    1201 Livernois Street, Ferndale, MI 48220
  • City of Hazel Park Recreation Department
    620 W. Woodward Heights, Hazel Park, MI 48030
  • Hartland Cromaine Library
    3688 Hartland Road, Hartland, MI 48353
  • Boys and Girls Club, Fauver-Martin Club
    24 Ferris Street, Highland Park, MI 48203
  • City of Wyandotte
    3200 Biddle Ave, Wyandotte, MI 48192
  • Jermaine Jackson Community Center
    58 Orchard St, Mt. Clemens, MI 48043
  • Mt. Clemens Ice Arena
    200 N Groesbeck Hwy, Mt. Clemens, MI 48043
  • Mt. Clemens Public Library
    150 Cass Ave, Mt. Clemens, MI 48043
  • Rosedale Park Baptist Church
    14179 Evergreen, Detroit, MI 48223
  • Baber Memorial A M E Church
    15045 Burt Rd., Detroit, MI 48223
  • Leland Community Affairs
    22420 Fenkell St., Detroit MI 48223
  • Urban Link Village
    19311 Votrobeck Detroit, MI 48219
  • Detroit Blight Busters
    18220 Lahser Rd, Detroit, MI 48219

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SportPort Youth Contest Official Rules

No Purchase Or Payment Necessary To Win

To enter, your child/children must be between the ages of 5 and 13 years of age. Entry in this contest certifies each Entrant meets the eligibility requirements set forth in these official rules. Winning the prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth in these official rules.

Entry Period

The SportPort Youth Contest commences at Midnight (12:00 a.m.) EDT on July 1, 2020, and ends at 11:59 p.m. EDT on December 31, 2020. All valid entries received by 11:59 p.m. EDT on August 31 and December 31, 2020, will be eligible for that quarter’s drawing.

The contest sponsor is not responsible for late or unsuccessful attempts. Untimely or partially complete or incomplete registration survey entries will be considered ineligible and disqualified from being included in the pool of eligible entries for a prize drawing.

All interpretations of these official rules and decisions relating to the contest are final.

How To Enter

Go online and complete the registration survey.

Contest Participation And Eligibility

Contest participation is defined as an Entrant providing and submitting all requested information for each question asked of the Entrant in the registration survey.

Untimely or partially complete or incomplete registration survey entries will be considered ineligible and disqualified from being included in the pool of eligible entries for a prize drawing.

Officers, directors, employees, volunteers, agents and representatives of the YMCA Metropolitan Detroit, their immediate family members (defined as parents, siblings, children and spouses where they reside) and those living in the same household of each (whether or not related) are not eligible to enter this contest.

By participating in this contest, Entrants agree to follow and be bound by these official rules.


By entering the contest, Entrants agree to have their submitted demographic information averaged with that of other contest registrations. All responses will be kept confidential and only summary data are reported.


There will be one quarterly prize, valued at $100. Odds of winning depend on the total number of valid entries received for the contest. Prizes are non-transferable and must be accepted as awarded, without substitution. Winners are solely responsible for the reporting and payment of any and all taxes, if any, that may result in claiming a prize in this contest.


At the end of each quarter (August 31 and December 31, 2020), winners will be selected in a random drawing among all eligible entries received for the contest period. The YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit will notify winners by email within 10 days of a quarterly drawing (August 31 and December 31, 2020), using the email address provided in their registration survey. One winner per person/family/household for the duration of the contest.

Odds of winning a prize are dependent on the number of eligible entries received for the contest. The total number of winners will be two (2) and the total value of all prizes awarded during this contest period is $200.

For a list of winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to SportPort Contest Winner, YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit, 1401 Broadway, Suite 3A, Detroit, MI 48226, Attention: Evaluation Manager with a written request within three (3) months of the contest end date.


Neither the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit nor the gift card sponsor are responsible for any costs associated with claiming any prize.

YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to prohibit any Entrant from participating in the contest or to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole determination, to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the contest; to be attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the contest by cheating, hacking, deception, or any other unfair playing practices; to be acting in violation of the official rules; or to be acting in a disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. The YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit may suspend or discontinue the contest if, in its sole opinion, there is any actual or suspected tampering of the contest, or any other malfunction, event or activity that may affect the integrity of the contest. The YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit is not responsible for any materials provided by Entrants that may harm or offend others.

By entering, Entrants agree and by accepting a prize, winners agree to abide by and be bound by these official rules, and the decisions of the judges, which are final.

The state of Michigan governs this contest and all issues and concerns of the legality of this contest shall be governed by the laws of the State of Michigan.

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