Perhaps it's a broken-in leather baseball glove that still has plenty of life left to snag some ground balls, or a soccer ball in the closet that hasn't seen the light of day in a number of years.
If it's in good condition, the Augusta Association of Baptist Churches would be happy to help clear some closet, garage or attic space and is accepting donations of new and used sports equipment for use by visitors to Camp Daniel Marshall on Thurmond Lake.
The association is upgrading its sports facilities to offer more recreation choices to groups and visitors to the camp.
"We are in the process of putting up a multipurpose ball field," camp caretaker Jay Seago said. "Right now, it is basically an open field."
That open field will soon become a baseball park, complete with dugouts, a backstop and a diamond. Visitors also will be able to use the expansive outfield for other sports such as football and soccer, Seago said.
"We're looking for ball gloves, balls and bats ... any kind of sporting equipment used on a field," he said.
The camp needs equipment for both children and adults.
Camp Daniel Marshall, which is about a 30-minute drive west from the Martinez-Evans area, is a nondenominational camp that also offers fishing, swimming and places to picnic along the lake for groups of all ages.
For more information or to make a donation, call Seago at Camp Daniel Marshall at (706) 359-3752 or call the Augusta Association of Baptist Churches at 736-8705.
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