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Mr. McVay from Oklahoma City OK is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Dribble It, Pass It, Our Basketball Blew a Gasket!

My students need an air pump for basketballs and cones and dots for coaching instruction and drills.

  • $509 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Coaching in a low income/high poverty area for the past 5 years, I have seen first hand how big of an impact sports can have in a child's life. Athletics is a great teacher, that helps students learn life lessons that they do not always get at home. An opportunity that can turn an at-risk youth into a college-bound scholar.

Our sports program is one of the few chances many of our students get to live like a normal teenager.

A large number of our students have begun working to help with household bills; as well as spending a very large amount of time raising younger siblings. These students care so much about their families at home, and participating in sports gives us a chance to show them how much we care about them as part of our family.

My Project

It's a sad year for our state in education. There are no textbooks or supplies. Our school budgets look like Jack the Ripper has been at them with a red pen. No one is feeling the pain more than inner school sports programs.

In larger, wealthier districts, students have support from large parent organizations to provide for minimum basic sporting needs.

Our school does not have that luxury. I am needing simple things that any program would need to be a success. We need a portable air pump to keep all of our basketballs inflated. I am also needing gym floor number dots and cones to help with drills and team play positioning. in addition, we could use a portable ice chest that can be carried to away games and used in practices and scrimmages for hydration and to store ice for injuries.

A major problem we have is needing equipment to record the team in action during games to be able to discuss errors and successes. The camera and tripod will be used to video sporting events so more in depth coaching and improvement in play.

Please help our team achieve these items to attain success in their school sporting events!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Champion Economy Electric Inflating Pump - No Color • DICK'S Sporting Goods $139.99 1 $139.99
10 FT EXERROPE - LICORICE SPEED - BLACK HANDLE - EACH • School Specialty $3.05 15 $45.75
Mactrem PT55 Travel Camera Tripod Lightweight Aluminum for DSLR SLR Canon Nikon Sony Olympus DV with Carry Bag -11 lbs(5kg) Load ( Orange) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Igloo Island Breeze 60 Quart Rolling Cooler - Gray • DICK'S Sporting Goods $39.99 1 $39.99
360 Degree Rotatable Break-Resistant iPad Tripod Mount Adapter, Universal Tablet Clamp Holder Fits Ipad, Ipad Air, Mini, Microsoft Surface, Nexus, For Tripod Monopod, Selfie Stick,Tabletop Stand • Amazon Business $13.35 2 $26.70
Cintz Rubber Numbered Poly Spot, 10 inch, (Numbered 1-10), Colors may vary • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
SKLZ Agility Cone Set - No Color • DICK'S Sporting Goods $19.99 1 $19.99
Franklin High Pressure Metal Inflation Needles - 24 Pack - No Color • DICK'S Sporting Goods $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$343.39

Vendor shipping charges

$25.38

State sales tax

$27.99

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.15

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$431.91

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.22

Total project goal

$508.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$508.13

2 Donors

-$242.85

Donations toward project cost

-$219.71

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.14

match offer

-$249.65

Match offer toward project cost

-$212.20

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.45

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$15.63

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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