My name is Luke O'Brien, I am a Sophomore at Newburyport High School. I am a student athlete, who plays soccer, basketball, and baseball. I also umpire and referee in local youth games.
Prior to my vision for Gear To Share, I helped mentor younger children at the Bresnahan Elementary School. My goal in life is to help people in any way I can, and through Gear To Share, I combined two things that I love, sports and helping people.
Over 24,000 kids in Essex County are living in poverty. Sporting equipment costs some families, $500 per year, per athlete and usually, even more. My mission is to collect new or gently used sporting equipment, and donate it to kids who don’t have accessibility or the means to the equipment.