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Mr. Jones from Salinas CA is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Basketball Dreams!

Help me give my students basketball hoops and mounting brackets to continue their love of the game!

  • $999 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are some of the most resilient, energetic, and inspiring young people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Many of them come from single-parent homes, most qualify for free and reduced lunch at our Title I school, and a large number of them have had to endure homelessness. They are also leaders and role models for their younger siblings who they help take care of while their parents are at work.

Regardless of the struggles they may face, my students still find a way to show up to class smiling every single day.

They are excited about their future and all of the possibility that awaits them. While they are aware it will take a lot of work and dedication to get there, I have never met a more capable group of young people.

My Project

My student-athletes are simply amazing. The amount of effort they put forth in the classroom is matched completely by the effort they put forth on the football field. As the season approaches, these student-athletes are finding it difficult to find the resources to practice basketball, since the backboards we use are getting tattered, warped, and loose. Regardless, our athletes have still given their very best effort in the sport they love. They show up to practice daily, commit extra time to perfecting their craft and are on time to classes the very next day.

In order to have a strong season, our athletes need basketball backboards and mounting kits to make them safe.

The spirit and unity of the team are already there. With the assistance of needed basketball backboards to help them improve their athletic skills, they will be even stronger as they work toward accomplishing their goals. Supplies for practices will help them to continue to hone their skills and become the best basketball players they can be as they receive direction from their coaches.

Our Eagles' basketball team is poised to have a strong season as they bounce back from a tough season last year, and these supplies will help them do it.

Mr. Jones
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lifetime 73729 48 in. Shatter Proof Backboard Rim Combo • Amazon Business $134.99 4 $539.96
Lifetime Universal Backboard Mounting Kit • DICK'S Sporting Goods $49.99 4 $199.96

Materials cost

$739.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$67.70

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$848.72

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$149.77

Total project goal

$998.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$998.49

2 Donors

-$453.99

Donations toward project cost

-$452.49

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.50

match offer

-$466.15

Match offer toward project cost

-$396.23

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$69.92

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$78.35

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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