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Scrap Yard Sports : National “Get Out & Play” Day

Scrap YardScrap Yard Sports is inviting the community to experience national Get Out and Play day and also shop for a good cause on Saturday, March 1 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. during its Yard Sale at the Scrap Yard.

“The first Saturday of every month is national ‘Get Out and Play’ day and we intend to begin each month inviting the community out for a variety of activities each month,” Bryan Beaty said, on the founders of Scrap Yard Sports in Spring. “This is a good time of family fun and also a good time to support a worthy cause.”

The newly opened multisport complex has reached out to area to set up tables on one of the beautiful Scrap Yard Sports artificial turf fields to host a Yard Sale for passersby. Participating churches will raise money for special projects such a mission trips and youth programs.

“We are going to be raising money for our Greenhouse youth group and we will be raising funds for our mission trip to Del Rio,” Chris McKee said, associate pastor for Timber Lakes Baptist in The Woodlands. “The majority of our students live in Imperial Oaks or in Oak Ridge and have several students who play at Scrap Yard Sports so this is going to be great for them.”

Scrap Yard Sports’ in-house non-profit, AEGIS Foundation, will have a table as well. AEGIS, Academic Excellence for Girls In Sports, was formed in the fall to help local female prep athletes prepare for the rigor of college, both academically and personally. While many young athletes focus on their skills on the field, AEGIS reinforces that their academic lives will set the tone for their lives in high school and beyond.

“Education is what these girls are going to rely on once they’ve finished college and are out in the world,” Jackie Macha said, director of the AEGIS Foundation. “Our purpose is to give girls academic and life skills to prepare them.”

AEGIS Foundation currently works with Fastpitch softball players in the Texas Firecrackers program and hopes to expand its reach with further funding.

Visiting shoppers will enjoy open concession stands as well as a chance for kids to play at the park, which boasts baseball and softball fields, as well as several multi-purpose fields that can be used for football, lacrosse, kickball and other sports. Community members can take a closer look at Scrap Yard Sports’ revolutionary field designs, which feature a custom artificial turf design that eliminates the excessive heat of traditional artificial turf.

In addition to the Yard Sale on Saturday, Scrap Yard Sports will be celebrating Get out and Play Day by opening its fields for kite flying. Local residents are encouraged to come out to the Scrap Yard with their kites to enjoy some fresh air with their families on the Scrap Yard fields.

“We’re all long-time residents of The Woodlands/Oak Ridge area, so it’s home for us,” says Bryan Beaty, a partner in Scrap Yard Sports. “We all want what’s best for the community as a whole, and events like this are a great use of our facility.”

In case of inclement weather, the sale will go on in Scrap Yard Sports’s large pavilion space. Tables are still available for local churches and can be requested by contacting AEGIS Foundation at 281-719-9380.

Scrap Yard Sports is located at 29607 Robinson Road in Spring and can be reached by going to www.scrapyardsports.com or by calling 281.719.9335.