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

Boys Water Polo

My students need water polo balls, pumps, carts for practices, and canopies for games and the parent-run snack shack. My coaches and I need whistles for coaching.

  • $1,546 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach and coach at a public high school in south LA County, in the city of Whittier. Our students are very diverse and usually come from middle to low income families. As a result, it can be difficult to do fundraisers in the community and even more burdensome to ask the families to foot the bill.

My boys water polo team is an awesome combination of goofy, fun-loving kids here on campus.

They make me laugh constantly! Some of them are in clubs that do community service; others are hard at work in multiple Advanced Placement classes. All of them are eyeing colleges, trade schools, and top university prospects. Water polo is a great motivator for them to continue their education, develop teamwork skills, responsibility, and a hard work ethic.

Not all of my players can afford to play club water polo, which can leave us at a disadvantage during season playing more affluent schools. But their dedication makes up for it. Your contribution would go a long way to helping these kids have the best possible program on campus and give them a leg up on the competition.

My Project

These materials will go a long way in our fundraising campaign. Having new water polo balls, pump, lanyards, and carts will give our team a sense of pride in their program. New canopies will allow us to better host home games at our pool and keep our hardworking parents out of the sun while working the snack shack. With help taking care of some of these essentials, we can spend money made from other fundraisers on team bonding events, travel costs, tournaments, trophies, and banquets. Often we work hard to raise funds, only to fall short at the end of the year, so this would make a huge difference. With any money left over, we can give out scholarships to student athletes to play club locally and remain active in the sport during the school year.

Mr. Woolston
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 35 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BSN Standard Portable Ball Locker • Amazon Business $203.36 2 $406.72
KAP7 Size 5 HydroGrip Water Polo Ball (NCAA and NFHS Official) (Yellow/Navy) • Amazon Business $32.95 12 $395.40
CROWN SHADES Patented 10ft x 10ft Outdoor Pop up Portable Shade Instant Folding Canopy with Carry Bag, Blue • Amazon Business $138.99 2 $277.98
Champion Sports Deluxe Electric Equipment Inflating Air Pump • Amazon Business $54.35 1 $54.35
Fox 40 Pearl Safety Loud Pealess Outdoor, Survival, Boat Safety, Lifeguard Rescue, & Marine Emergency Whistle + Breakaway Lanyards | 2pk Bundle + Koala Lanyard, Black • Amazon Business $12.78 2 $25.56

Materials cost

$1,160.01

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$106.14

3rd party payment processing fee

$17.40

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,313.55

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$231.80

Total project goal

$1,545.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,545.35

7 Donors

-$892.47

Donations toward project cost

-$762.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$130.12

match offer

-$648.47

Match offer toward project cost

-$551.20

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$97.27

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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