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Mr. N. from Gary IN is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Balls for the Cause

My students need are in need of a new ball rack as our last one was broken. We also need new basketballs because over time the balls get worn and become bad.

  • $560 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from low income areas and the school district serves a 90 percent poverty study body. Many of my students have experienced many traumatic and life changing ordeals but strive on a daily basis to push through their circumstances. These students find joy in coming to learn and participate in activities in order to get away from everyday stress. Our motto at the High School is to save lives and give hope. These students deserve the best and we will continue to strive to put smiles on their faces.

My Project

New basketballs will allow the students athletes to have a better experience practicing on a daily basis. They will be able to grip ball better and work on form shooting to enhance their craft. The ball rack provides a place for the balls to be housed instead of on floor in our cage.

Right now, we are having to borrow our girls programs racks in order to transport balls.

It's hard to continue to share a ball rack every day having to switch daily. It's much easier to roll than carry balls each day out of our cage day to day.

Mr. N.
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 35 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wilson Evolution Official Basketball (29.5") - Orange • DICK'S Sporting Goods $59.99 3 $179.97
Spalding NBA Official Game Basketball (29.5") - No Color • DICK'S Sporting Goods $139.99 1 $139.99
Baden 12-Ball Steel Basketball Rack with Wheels - No Color • DICK'S Sporting Goods $79.99 1 $79.99

Materials cost

$399.95

Vendor shipping charges

$40.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$475.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$83.99

Total project goal

$559.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$559.94

1 Donor

-$237.98

Donations toward project cost

-$237.98

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$279.96

Match offer toward project cost

-$237.97

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.99

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$42.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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