LAS VEGAS -- Outfitting your child for a school sport can be very costly, especially as they get older.
A local high school student is helping kids get what they need. Jordan Coppert is the 8 News NOW acts of kindness recipient this week.
Athletic shoes for boys and girls, bags, equipment and it is brand new. These items are now, all in the hands of young athletes wanting to pursue a sport, thanks to 16-year-old Jordan Coppert.
Two years ago, he started the Faith Lutheran Faith-Fuls Program while cleaning out his old football gear.
“There might be some families who have trouble meeting cost, I said how can I help with this,” Jordan said.
He began collecting used sporting goods, selling them at the school's thrift store. The money was used to help impoverished families, but just recently, even more help.
He is in partnership now with a major corporation Under Armour.
Jordan contacted the company, telling them his intention to help needy kids, he applied to receive some of its overstocked items. The answer was a big yes and a huge shipment arrived.
“We got 311 items, totaling $12,000 worth of retail stuff,” Jordan said.
With such a large amount of items, Jordan needed a large event to give the items to everyone
This past weekend, he and his helpers held a huge event to outfit kids in athletic gear.
“It is really encouraging to know that we have a large corporation behind us, that people care about our efforts and are taking notice of what we are doing,” Jordan said.