In a world where a new baseball bat could cost up to $300 and new basketball and football shoes can run well over $120, it is an unfortunate fact that some children aren’t afforded the chance to play youth sports because the price to play is too high.
Sports equipment, like almost everything else, has drastically risen in cost in recent years.
Runyan and Watts are hoping to give people who are in need of sports equipment a place to find it — at no cost.
“We both got to travel, we got to see parts of the country, (and) we got to meet people. Our experience was so outstanding from that end and we want other kids to be able to experience the same things that we did and if the ball never gets rolling when they’re kids then how do you end up here?” said Runyan while at the ASU baseball complex. “If that stopped because of finances when they’re nine, how can you get here to ASU?”