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Mr. Conway from Detroit MI is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Baseball Equipment

My students need baseball gloves, a bat, and catcher's gear to start the baseball team they have been requesting for the past 3 years.

  • $1,085 goal

This project expired on March 15, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

All signs point to lack of opportunity as the largest deficit for children in poverty. My students embody this lack of opportunity. Many of their suburban counterparts have been able to try many different activities to keep out of trouble, but my students have never had a chance to learn sports.

My high school students have all the prerequisites of a urban high schooler - poverty at home and in their community, shaky home lives, and lack of positive role models or activities to keep them interested.

85% of my students have free or reduced lunch, and most have never played organized athletics. My students have requested to start a baseball team. Our athletic department has very little in the way of resources, but my kids want nothing more than the ability to go to the park across the street and learn how to run the bases, hit the ball, and enjoy being a kid. I have also seen first had how sports benefit my children's learning. As their science teacher, I see how much more they try in school when they have motivation to keep their grades up, and when they have a responsibility to their teammates to succeed in every facet.

My Project

My request is for the basics of starting a baseball team. The park across the street from our school is waiting to be used for baseball - its spacious green grass is perfect for a diamond, and it has already been approved. I need the bare minimum necessary to start a high school baseball team. This means a bat, gloves, baseballs, catcher's gear, bases, and helmets. Many kids in the suburbs have these provided by their school or by their parents. For my kids, this is not an option. With this equipment, my students will be able to start the first baseball team in my school's history, something that 15 young men are already buzzing about. They will also be relied on to show responsibility and commitment to a goal. Sport's teams have so many valuable life lessons, that teaching physics just cannot provide.

In addition to providing opportunities for positive activities in my children's lives, a baseball team is also valuable for the development of a community.

It will be great for the community to gather around a team, watch the games, and support their children. Baseball is a cultural piece of art in America. I look forward to giving my students an opportunity to be inspired in their studies, and a positive outlet for their development.

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

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38 donors38 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BASE BASEBALL ECONOMY BASE SET 15'' • Sportime, Inc $36.09 1 $36.09
BALL FUNBALL PLASTIC BASEBALL 6 COLOR • Sportime, Inc $7.59 3 $22.77
HELMET CATCHER BLACK SIZE 7 • Sportime, Inc $52.24 1 $52.24
BAG DUFFEL CANVAS BASEBALL 22 OZ • Sportime, Inc $36.47 1 $36.47
LEG GUARD BASEBALL BLACK • Sportime, Inc $46.45 1 $46.45
HELMET BATTING ONE SIZE FITS ALL BLACK • Sportime, Inc $20.42 5 $102.10
BASE PITCHERS PLATE OFFICIAL • Sportime, Inc $11.39 1 $11.39
CHEST PROTECTOR BASEBALL BLACK ADULT • Sportime, Inc $26.59 1 $26.59
GLOVE FIELDERS 13'' RIGHT HANDED THROWER • Sportime, Inc $38.94 6 $233.64
BASEBALL BAT EASTON HAMMER -3 BK6 31''/28 OZ • Sportime, Inc $43.69 1 $43.69
BALL BASEBALL OFFICIAL LEAGUE DIAMOND DOL-1 SET/12 • Sportime, Inc $39.89 1 $39.89
GLOVE FIELDERS 13'' LEFT HANDED THROWER • Sportime, Inc $38.94 2 $77.88
BACKSTOP ULTIMATE • Sportime, Inc $66.49 1 $66.49

Materials cost

$795.69

Vendor shipping charges

$79.57

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.94

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$922.20

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$162.74

Total project goal

$1,084.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,084.94

38 Donors

-$1,067.29

Donations toward project cost

-$922.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$145.09

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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