Donate your Gently Used Soccer Equipment!

Updated Wednesday May 17, 2017 by Concetta Slaney.

Please donate your GENTLY USED soccer equipment to SAMBA 360-see the below for all the details including where to drop-off.

My name is Alex Kassabian and I'm a junior at Manhasset High School. I've been playing soccer for as long as I can remember and started with the Manhasset Soccer Club intramural teams. I then moved on to the travel teams and continue to play with the same travel team – Manhasset Strykers since 4th grade.  I am also a member of the Manhasset High School Soccer team and have had the opportunity to volunteer for the MSC Varsity Camps. 

I became involved in a not for profit organization called Samba 360 in 2015. I not only volunteer, but I am currently a member of their High School Advisory Board serving as the Vice President. This is a great opportunity for me to get involved with an organization that's passionate about soccer and giving back like I am, as well as connecting with other young people through sports. Samba 360s mission is to provide disadvantaged children with opportunities by providing them with donated sports equipment.  

Along with its founder, Shawn Brown, Samba 360 has sent new and gently used soccer equipment to Brazil, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Ecuador, Mexico, Haiti, and Argentina. Samba 360 has also supplied many organizations in the US, including MercyFirst, the Westbury Soccer Club, the Shinnecock Indian Nation, the SEED Schools of Washington DC and Baltimore with thousands of new and gently used soccer gear.

The Manhasset Soccer Club as well as the Manhasset soccer community have been very generous with their support of Samba 360s mission in the past. I'd like to again reach out to the Manhasset Soccer community to collect new and gently used soccer items such as:

  • Cleats
  • Balls
  • Shin Guards
  • Shorts
  • Shirts

I will have a collection bin outside our home throughout the season – 54 Bartlett Drive. Thank you in advance for helping to support Samba 360.


Thank you

Alex Kassabian