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Mr. Popalisky from San Francisco CA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Build Community by Showing Team and School Pride!

Help me give my students a dry-fit "practice jersey" to help them look good on the practice field, and show team and school pride off of it.

  • $802 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a group of 27 dedicated young men who play on our high school's Varsity soccer team. Each winter, they spend hours practicing their craft on the soccer field over the course of four months of practices and games. In they process, they develop healthy habits such as getting regular exercise and proper nutrition, and build a team community through their shared experiences.

Our soccer team is a reflection of our school's diversity, and we have players from numerous ethnic backgrounds and income brackets.

These young men, brought together by a shared love of soccer, form friendships from different cultural backgrounds that they otherwise might not. Together, they learn important values like commitment, hard work, and team spirit. Having internalized these values, they bring them into their social and academic lives, helping to make our wider school community better as a whole.

My Project

Our soccer team has 27 young men who work their tails off every afternoon to get better individually and as a team. This is a big commitment for them, and requires them to balance their passion for the sport with school work, and in some cases other family or work responsibilities. While this can be difficult at times, going through this creates bonds between the players, and also develops a real connection between these young men and their school community. Having a training top "practice jersey," allows them to show some pride in their work around the school, and have something to remember their experience by as they move beyond high school.

By contributing to our project, you will be providing these boys with a physical token of the connection they are building with one another, and with the school community.

They will be able to wear them around school to show their friends that they are part of something bigger than themselves. They will be able to wear them outside of school to show their pride in the connection they are forging with our school community. And lastly, as they will keep these after the season, you will be providing them with a lasting memory of the hard work they put towards our season, that will serve as reminder to bring a similar effort to their future life endeavors.

Mr. Popalisky
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Reebok Men''s Spacedye Performance T-Shirt (L) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $20.00 11 $220.00
Reebok Men''s Spacedye Performance T-Shirt (M) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $20.00 10 $200.00
Reebok Men''s Spacedye Performance T-Shirt (S) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $20.00 5 $100.00
Reebok Men''s Spacedye Performance T-Shirt (XL) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $20.00 1 $20.00

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