The West Islip Department of Physical Education is teaming up with the Health and Wellness Alliance to host Operation Grand Slam, a sporting equipment drive for kids in need across West Islip.
The drive will take place on Saturday, Dec. 1. Donations of new and gently used athletic equipment can be dropped off at Kirdahy Elementary from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
The equipment collected will be distributed to kids in the West Islip community who have lost their belongings to Hurricane Sandy, or to those who want to try out a new sport without parents having to shell out a lot of money for equipment.
Community members are encouraged to come to Kirdahy the following week on Saturday, Dec. 8 to pick up equipment if needed from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. All equipment will be distributed free of charge.