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Mr. Shelton from Houston TX is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Backpacks for Basketball Squad

Help me give my students 18 new Nike XL training backpacks so they can easily pack their belongings and look like a team as we travel to our games.

  • $1,216 goal

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My Students

Our high school is an inner city public school located just north of downtown Houston. We are a Title One school with over eighty percent of our students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch. As a basketball program, we have struggled to have a lot of on-court success over the past several years. The young men’s basketball team has not made the state playoffs in almost twenty-five years. Last year we were playing good basketball but after a minor stomach surgery, turned into a major setback for me in the middle of our season, and we ended up missing the playoffs again.

Our student athletes are fighters that have shown great resilience continuing to move forward in spite of their circumstances.

Our school district has had numerous budget cuts over the years, so our athletic programs have to raise money to purchase things we need. We have already worked hard raising funds to replace our team travel sweats and pay for our tournament fees. Now I wanted to have the opportunity to replace our basketball team bags with new ones because I know that it would mean a lot to each one of my student athletes. Thanks in advance!

My Project

Being a great student athlete requires self determination, sacrifice, and confidence in yourself. These travel backpacks will enable us to look like some of the more well funded basketball programs so that my student athletes feel that they belong on the court with anybody at all times.

Our school is currently under construction so we do not have access to an athletic locker room for my student athletes to lock up their workout clothes and gear.

These backpacks will give them plenty of space to store their basketball shoes, clothes, and accessories and transport those items between games and scrimmages.

Mr. Shelton
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Nike Brasilia XL Training Backpack • DICK'S Sporting Goods $50.00 18 $900.00

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