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Coach Wilkie from Boiling Spgs SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Basketball March Madness

My students need 4 basketballs, a ball rack to keep equipment neatly organized for games and practice and a basketball toss back machine to improve their shooting and passing.

  • $1,595 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My boy's basketball players are determined and hard working. They put more into learning the game and developing as basketball players more than most. They are all seventh and eighth graders. They are enthusiastic and energetic. We are in a rural area with no outdoor parks or places to play basketball except at in the school setting. They want to become better basketball players but do not always have the funds to pay for what they need. School budgets are spread then with physical education and athletics the last to receive funding.

My Project

Over the course of the year, the basketball program has grown. The boys not only work hard during the season but will put in a lot of time in the off-season. Our athletic budget is very small so it is difficult to receive new equipment. It is important that we have enough basketballs for every player in the program. This allows practices to become more efficient and the boys are able to get more individualized workouts.

My players need 4 basketballs, an equipment rack for the basketballs and a Toss Back basketball passer to use during practice and skill development drills.

This way no one is standing around and there is no downtime. The Toss Back will provide passing for drills as well as help with shooting development. The rack will give us the ability to keep all of our equipment in one place that will also be portable.

Donations to this project will support boys who are great student-athletes and will allow them more opportunities to better their skills as players. More equipment leads to more reps during practice and skill development.

Coach Wilkie
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gared Varsity Toss Back • Amazon Business $695.00 1 $695.00
Wilson Evolution Indoor Game Basketball,Official – size 29.5 • Amazon Business $54.99 4 $219.96
Champion Sports Heavy Duty 30-Ball Cart with Casters • Amazon Business $213.98 1 $213.98
OFF HAND Shooting Aid by Ball Hog Gloves (Basketball Training Aid) • Amazon Business $22.99 4 $91.96

Materials cost

$1,220.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$86.07

3rd party payment processing fee

$18.31

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,355.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$239.17

Total project goal

$1,594.45

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,594.45

5 Donors

-$697.14

Donations toward project cost

-$688.89

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.25

match offer

-$783.99

Match offer toward project cost

-$666.39

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$117.60

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$113.32

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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