A growing number of coaches and equipment managers across the country have banded together to make a difference through a non-profit organization called Managers On A Mission that is collecting used, and excess, apparel and footwear from college football and basketball programs to go to orphanages in Africa.
The list of coaches and programs taking part in this mission is impressive and includes Frank Beamer, David Cutcliffe, Gus Malzahn, and Notre Dame director of equipment Ryan Grooms. Cutcliffe himself has filled many boxes with gear from his own closet.
"Throughout my career in coaching, the most selfless, team-oriented group of people has been our equipment staff and our student managers. Not only do they put the team first, they personally sacrifice their time and needs in order to serve others with a loyalty second to none! MOAM embraces all of these qualities in every aspect of the organization."
Some of the gear that is donated is taken directly to the orphanages overseas by student managers and equipment staffs during summer mission trips, while other items are sent seperately or sold online to help fund MOAM programs.
The process to donate is really simple, and you can count on it having a lasting impact on lives.
We encourage you to take a look at their website here to learn more about them, and if you have some stuff laying around your building, this is as good a cause as any to donate to.