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Coach B. from Houston TX is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Dribbling Into the New Year!

Help me give my students basketballs and basketball training equipment to escape daily negatives!

  • $559 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our diverse students have many obstacles that get into their way of being successful. Most of our students come from low-income areas, and physical activity is the most effective way of guidance towards a positive life. These kids work hard. My students have been working past post Hurricane Harvey, and are now pursuing the chance to experience outlets to live's challenges. Positive outlets to these daily challenges that inner-city students go through are critical in the mental health to the majority of students.

We must provide equipment that is vital for giving our students the healthy positive outlets needed to give students a mental break from the true anguish felt by many students daily.

Students have daily lives that many couldn't imagine, but with outlets, our students can overlook the negatives, and focus on dreams. Many of our students come from broken families, which entail true distractions to an adolescent's self-esteem growth. There is no doubt that with quality sports equipment these students can get equal opportunity as students from more stable households.

My Project

Coming into a New Year, it's important to not let the heartaches of the year before ruin the start of a new year to come! The basketball equipment, weighted basketball, basketball pump, and game basketballs give these students the feeling of not being left behind. The need for quality equipment, especially basketball is vital for the students having their own outlet. Basketball being a well-loved sport at our school, we want to be able to give the opportunity to escape the daily anguish, by providing quality learning tools. The new equipment and quality basketballs give young minds a sense of pride, and can overlook troubling times to escape into positive vibes!

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Coach B.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 999 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Baden Elite Indoor Game Basketball - Size 7 (29.5") • Amazon Business $47.99 3 $143.97
Spalding TF-500 Composite Leather Official Size Basketball • Amazon Business $31.25 3 $93.75
Spectrum 2X Heavy Training Basketball • Amazon Business $24.11 3 $72.33
Champion Sports EP1500 Deluxe Electric Equipment Inflating Air Pump • Amazon Business $54.51 1 $54.51
High Sierra Loop Backpack, Compact & Stylish Bookbag Perfect for Students, Office, or Travel • Amazon Business $34.54 1 $34.54
Cadrim Electric Ball Pump, Smart Ball Inflator and Handheld Air Inflation with 2 Needle and 1 Nozzle for Sports Ball Soccer Basketball Football Volleyball Rugby • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
BSN Sports Double Sided Basketball Coach's Board White • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29

Materials cost

$438.38

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$474.96

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$83.82

Total project goal

$558.78

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$558.78

9 Donors

-$277.98

Donations toward project cost

-$237.48

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.50

match offer

-$279.39

Match offer toward project cost

-$237.48

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.91

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.41

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$0.00

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