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Coach Wilkie from Boiling Springs SC is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Basketballs to Improve Skill Development

My students need 5 basketballs to replace worn out basketballs for practice and games.

  • $432 goal

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My Students

My boys' 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 in the school setting.

They want to become better basketball players but do not always have the funds to pay for what they need to improve their skills.

School budgets are spread thin 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 5 basketballs so that each player has a ball when doing skill development drills.

This way no one is standing around and there is no downtime. The 8 basketballs will help with skill development. Each player having a ball in their hands is very valuable during skill development. Every player is active and learning and not waiting in lines or standing on the sidelines. It is important to teach young players so they do not develop bad habits early in their career.

Donations to this project will support boys who are great student-athletes and will allow them more opportunities to better their skills as basketball players.

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

This project will reach 60 students.

67 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wilson WTB0595XB0703 Evolution Size Game Basketball-Yellow, Brown, Official • Amazon Business $61.91 4 $247.64
Wilson WTB0595XB0705 Evolution Size Game Basketball-Scarlet, Brown, Official • Amazon Business $62.81 1 $62.81

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