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Ms. Pezzolla from Newark NJ is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Empowering Young Female Athletes Grades 5-8

Help me give my students the equipment they need for a successful basketball season.

  • $734 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

At AAES, we have the privilege of having girls that want to join our middle school basketball team. Girls who play sports do better in school because exercise improves learning, memory, and concentration, which can give active girls an advantage when it comes to the classroom. The students who play sports learn teamwork and goal-setting skills. Working with coaches and teammates to win games and meet goals is great practice for success later in life. Being a team player can make it easier to work with others and solve problems, whether on the field, in the classroom, or workplace. Since the girls' middle school basketball team did not have a season last year, we are looking to make the 2019-2020 season a year to remember.

My Project

The Middle School students will use the basketballs for games, warm ups, and practices at our school. Last year, we did not have a Girl's Basketball Team. With such a high interest this year and two dedicated coaches, all we are missing is the equipment needed for our success.

Girls involved in athletics feel better about themselves, both physically and socially.

It helps to build confidence when you see your skills improving and your goals becoming reality. Athletics can also lead to scholarship opportunities. The girls' basketball team at AAES is motivated and eager for a successful season together.

I cannot wait to walk into the gym every practice and see a smile on each player's face, energy bouncing up and down, and high fives all around!

Ms. Pezzolla
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 15 students.

10 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wilson NCAA Replica Official Basketball (29.5") • DICK'S Sporting Goods $29.99 15 $449.85
Gatorade 3 Gallon Cooler • DICK'S Sporting Goods $49.99 1 $49.99
DICK''S Sporting Goods Mesh Ball Bag • DICK'S Sporting Goods $9.99 4 $39.96
DICK''S Sporting Goods Courtside Traction Mat Replacement Pad • DICK'S Sporting Goods $24.99 1 $24.99
PRIMED Red Pinnies 6 Pack • DICK'S Sporting Goods $19.99 1 $19.99

Materials cost

$584.78

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.77

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$623.55

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$110.04

Total project goal

$733.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$733.59

8 Donors

-$365.00

Donations toward project cost

-$314.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$51.00

match offer

-$364.18

Match offer toward project cost

-$309.55

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.63

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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