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Ms. Cyert from Mauston WI is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Back to Bases!

My students need 3 new bases for the varsity baseball field.

  • $744 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This project is for our high school baseball program. We have approximately 30 boys in grades 9-12 participating this spring. We live in a small rural community in south central Wisconsin. Athletics can provide a positive experience for students to grow, not only in skill but more importantly, as people and members of the community.

Participation in extra-curricular activities has repeatedly been shown to improve achievement in the classroom and future success in life.

I have seen first hand the impact athletics can have on our young men. They can help students learn how to contribute to the success of a team, as well as develop leadership skills. They help nurture what it means to make commitments and to honor responsibilities. A positive experience, not necessarily measured in wins or losses, can make a huge difference n the lives of these boys.

One thing I like about this team is the approach to fundraising. Rather than selling something, money is pledged and students take part in community service projects instead. This may be the first time some of our students have been involved in a service project and may inspire them to serve in the community in the future.

My Project

Athletics are an important part of most small communities and my community is no different. They inspire community pride and provide a positive outlet for many students. A successful experience in athletics can often promote achievement in the classroom and develop social skills needed for life. Fundraising has become a necessary and challenging part of participation in athletics and our school is no different.

Our baseball field could use some improvements and one place to start is with new bases on our field.

In Wisconsin, with our variable spring weather, the bases wear out sooner and can even become a safety issue. Should we get funding, the resources we do have could be spent to obtain other equipment such as new bats and more batting helmets. The better equipment we have, the better experience it will be for our students.

Ms. Cyert
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Schutt Pro Hollywood-Style Official Base Set w/ Anchors • DICK'S Sporting Goods $179.99 3 $539.97

Materials cost

$539.97

Vendor shipping charges

$54.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$632.07

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$111.54

Total project goal

$743.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$743.61

3 Donors

-$347.54

Donations toward project cost

-$336.66

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.88

match offer

-$347.54

Match offer toward project cost

-$295.41

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$52.13

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$48.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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