Kāpiti Community Sports Bank
The aim of the Kāpiti Community Sports Bank Project is to reduce and eliminate the cost of equipment for those who need it to increase sport participation and activity.
The initiative has been established by the Wellington City Mission, with all Councils in the Greater Wellington region participating.
Official opening - join us on March 7
Mayor Gurunathan will open the Kāpiti Community Sports Bank at an event held at Mazengarb Reserve on Saturday 7 March 2020 from 2pm – 4pm. The event will be supported by local sport organisations who will provide opportunities for children in the community to try their hand at new sports.
Timetable for the day:
- 1.30 pm Blessings and Official Opening, in Mazengarb Pavilion (by invitation only)
- 2.00 pm Sports Tasters begin
- 4.00 pm Finish
BBQ food will be available, with the proceeds going to the Kāpiti Community Sports Bank.
Sports Bank location
The Kāpiti Community Sport Bank is being run by volunteers from the head office of Fun Zone. It will be open from 9 March 2020.
Fun Zone Head Office, 19e Milne Drive, Paraparaumu
Open Hours: Thursdays and Fridays, 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Contact: Rangi on 021 979911 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
How to donate items
We will accept any good condition used or new sports gear for both children and adults - what equipment is only limited by your imagination.
Drop off locations
There are numerous drop off zones for your clean, good quality equipment.
What is donated into these collection bins will be regularly emptied and taken to the Kāpiti Community Sports Bank which is located at Fun Zone head office, 19e Milne Drive, Paraparaumu.
Otaki - opening date for donations TBC
- Otaki College
- Body & Soul Gym
- Nga Purapura Sports Centre
- Otaki Aqua Centre
- Waitohu School
Paraparaumu - open for donations from 9 March
- Paraparaumu College
- Kāpiti College
- Coastlands Aqua Centre
- Kāpiti Community Centre
- Kāpiti Indoor Sports
- Kāpiti Ten Pin Bowling
- Kāpiti Softball Club
- Fun Zone Head Office, 19e Milne Drive
- Kapakapanui School
- Waikanae School
- Te Horo School
- Paekakariki School
Anyone who has equipment they wish to donate can do so on opening day on 7 March, at the drop-off locations listed above or by ringing our School Sports Coordinator on 04 2965 504.
How to pick up sports equipment from the Sports Bank
All types of sports gear, from swimming goggles to cricket bats, football boots to clothing, will be available in the sports bank to those who need it. Schools, clubs, coaches and other agencies will identify children and adults who would benefit, and they will be able to access the sports bank for the gear they need using a Sports Bank card.
If you know someone who might be eligible to receive a Sports Bank card please call 021 979911 or email email@example.com