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Coach Albelo from Mattapan MA is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.


Help me give my students the gift of basketballs to help them get excited about the sport and more importantly, inspire them to stay active!

  • $1,478 goal

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My Students

The majority of the 8th graders I teach are students of color from low income backgrounds and are All expected to achieve at a high level. Our scholars receive a rigorous academic education to prepare them for high school, college and beyond and they do not disappoint in their academic achievements. They are our future leaders in the community and the world. I am privileged to work with the scholars that are enrolled in our school and get excited to come to work every day.

My Project

Basketball is a very popular sport at our school. The 10 boys and 10 girls basketballs we are asking for would help us to get both female and males students excited to play the sport. Not only would we be able to maximize our time teaching basketball skills with more basketballs per class but we would more importantly, have the opportunity to develop favorable lifelong habits and attitudes towards fitness and healthy living through the sport of basketball.

Scholars would also learn to apply the same principles of dedication, persistence, and patience they learn through basketball to the school environment.

Coach Albelo
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 180 students.

17 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wilson Evolution Official Basketball (29.5") • DICK'S Sporting Goods $54.98 10 $549.80
Wilson Evolution Game Basketball (28.5") • DICK'S Sporting Goods $54.98 10 $549.80

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