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Ms. J from Seattle WA is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

B Is For Basketball

My students need basketballs and rubber balls to practice dribbling and shooting baskets.

  • $491 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach PE to students in grades K-5 in a multicultural school that celebrates diversity. My students enjoy running, racing, bowling, dancing, and tennis. They also enjoy reading, math, and playing foursquare, and basketball at recess. Our school is an open-concept school which means that there are no walls that separate classes from one another. Every year, we have a family multi-cultural night where families bring food and wear traditional clothes to celebrate their culture. It's a great time to celebrate the diversity at our school.

My Project

We only have six basketballs. We also have wonderful yellow foam balls that are great for shooting baskets but don't bounce very well. My students would really benefit if we have rubber balls (not too hard and not too soft) to practice dribbling with.

Having a class set of balls would make it possible for every single student to practice dribbling at the same time.

Some students need the extra time and practice with their very own ball. These balls would make a huge difference.

These balls would make it possible to work on other basketball skills such as passing, catching, and throwing. I'm also requesting basketballs that students could take home for the weekend and return.

Ms. J
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sportime SportimeMax Basketballs - Women's and Intermediate Size, 28 1/2 inch - Set of 6 Colors • Amazon Business $67.49 2 $134.98
School Smart 1293615 Natural Rubber Playground Balls - 8 1/2 inches - Set of 6 - Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $25.43 4 $101.72
Spalding NBA Varsity Outdoor Rubber Basketball - Green/Blue - Official Size 7 (29.5") • Amazon Business $13.99 4 $55.96
School Smart Playground Ball - 10 inch - Red • Amazon Business $4.91 7 $34.37
Small Dual Action Ball Pump - Air Pump for Inflatables with Needle for Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Football, and Sport Ball Inflation - 2 Additional Inflating Needles • Amazon Business $11.97 2 $23.94

Materials cost

$350.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$30.71

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.26

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$416.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.58

Total project goal

$490.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$490.52

1 Donor

-$208.47

Donations toward project cost

-$208.47

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$245.26

Match offer toward project cost

-$208.47

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.79

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$36.79

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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