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Mr. James from Marion AL is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cross Country Essentials for the Runnin' Rams

Help me give my students the resources we need in our inaugural cross country season!

  • $303 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My high school math students are from one of the poorest counties in Alabama, but that does not stop them from dreaming big. They are passionate, energetic, and hilarious, and they keep me on my toes with their thoughts and questions.

To make their dreams a reality, we have a long way to go.

The list of opportunities we have to assist them on this journey is long, and many of their needs other schools may take for granted. Thankfully, this allows us to do a lot with a little.

Each day, my students are striving to adopt a growth mindset allowing them to stand up to the task of getting college and career ready in a few short years. With your help, these students with great opportunity can reach their potential.

My Project

Until this fall, our school has never had a cross country team. We are a small team with big goals. We have athletes ready to compete for births to the state meet and who will challenge for podium finishes all year.

With your help, we can provide them with cross country essentials that every team should have.

We are looking to put together a meet kit which will include a water cooler, tarp, and running appropriate snacks. We also will benefit from gear that will assist us with practice which includes cones for showing the course and stopwatches for timing.

The Runnin' Rams are excited to take their track legacy and bring it to the cross country course this fall with your help!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rold Gold Pretzels, 1 Oz., 88/Carton (FRI32430) • Quill.com $42.49 1 $42.49
Robic 2.0 Multi-Mode Stopwatch • DICK'S Sporting Goods $19.99 2 $39.98
Igloo 5 Gallon Seat Top Cooler • DICK'S Sporting Goods $29.99 1 $29.99
Primed 4-Pack Collapsible Training Cones • DICK'S Sporting Goods $6.99 4 $27.96
TK32086119T 3.2 mil Polyethylene Waterproof Tarp Blue • Grainger $25.44 1 $25.44
Nature Valley Bars, Variety, 1.5 oz., 49 Packs/Box (44136) • Quill.com $22.94 1 $22.94
Quaker Chewy Bars, Variety, 0.84 oz., 60/Box (220-00434) • Quill.com $17.99 1 $17.99

Materials cost

$206.79

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$16.85

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$256.74

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$45.31

Total project goal

$302.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$302.05

2 Donors

-$267.46

Donations toward project cost

-$256.74

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.72

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$34.59

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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