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Posted on: February 14, 2022

Press Release: Annapolis' Pass, Pick & Play Recreation Equipment Drive is Underway



Contact:  Dana D. Strotman, Marketing Coordinator


Phone:  410.263.7958


Annapolis’ Annual ‘Pass, Pick & Play’ Set for Saturday, March 26

Youth Sporting Goods Collection Drive and Distribution Event

Annapolis, MD (February 14, 2022) — Annapolis’ annual ‘Pass, Pick & Play is accepting donations of gently-used sporting equipment now through March 11. Now in its fifth year, Pass, Pick & Play helps residents get rid of unused equipment and equipping local families, at no cost,  with sporting equipment they might not otherwise be able to afford. Pass, Pick & Play is an initiative of the Armstrong family with the support of City of Annapolis Recreation and Parks. Items are being collected at four locations (see below). Donated items will be distributed during an event on Saturday, March 26, 2022 between 10 a.m. and noon at the Pip Moyer Recreation Center. 

Pass, Pick and Play is accepting equipment in good working condition for the following sports:

  • baseball

  • softball

  • basketball

  • hockey/skating

  • soccer

  • lacrosse

  • field hockey

  • volleyball

  • tennis

Cleats and balls for all sports are especially needed. Equipment not accepted includes weights, golf clubs, bicycles, bicycle helmets, sneakers, broken or damaged items.

“We were just weeks away from our distribution event when COVID-19 stopped us in our tracks,” said Lachlan Armstrong, a co-founder of the initiative and a junior at The Key School. “Since then, we’ve worked hard to find creative ways to get the equipment to the community. We are so psyched to be back now at the ‘Pip’ Moyer Rec Center where it all started. I can’t wait to help the kids pick out new gear – I really love seeing the smiles on their faces as they try on cleats, swing a bat or kick a soccer ball.”

Donations are being accepted at the following locations now through Friday, March 11:

  • “Pip” Moyer Recreation Center (PMRC) at 273 Hilltop Lane, Annapolis, MD 21403

  • Calvary United Methodist Church at 301 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis, MD 21401

  • The Key School at 534 Hillsmere Blvd., Annapolis, MD 21403

  • Discoveries: The Library at the Mall at 2250 Annapolis Mall Road, Annapolis, MD 21401

For more information or to volunteer, please contact Annapolis Recreation and Parks Sports Supervisor LaKeisha Simmons at or contact Kimberly Elek at More information can be found at and #passpickplay.

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