Statistics say that children who have the opportunity to sample multiple sports are more likely to keep lifelong healthy habits. This was the inspiration behind an innovative project to increase access to sports equipment in communities and now Port Huron will be one of the first in Michigan to pilot the SportPort programs through a mobile equipment unit powered by the YMCA of the Blue Water Area and a stationary lending site operated by the city’s Recreation Department. The SportPort program, through the mobile unit and SportPort lending library in McMorran’s Place Pro shop, will be a year-round program that allows participants to check out sports equipment like checking out a library book. Project Play: Southeast Michigan aims to encourage youth to be active with the “SportPort” equipment sharing program which will provide access to equipment for sports and opportunities to play at no cost. This Saturday, February 22 at the St. Clair County Community College (SC4) Fieldhouse, a sample variety of the equipment will be available for the community. From 8:30-10:30 a.m., kids can try out sports including baseball, basketball, volleyball and more through stations and games led by Skipper athletes. Attendees will also receive tickets for the Skippers’ afternoon basketball games. The SportPort Program has regular hours depending on the location. Visit bluewaterymca.com/sportport for more details.