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Ms. Poenisch from Detroit MI is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Go for the Gold

My students need scooters and basketballs because of many years of heavy use, ours are worn out.

  • $496 goal

This project expired on January 28, 2017.

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My Students

are living in the poorest city in the nation. They struggle to get to school with clean clothes and proper shoes. They often move a lot and are raised by one adult and older siblings. They grow up seeing drugs, crime, violence, and guns. Our school is very large and the children receive 2.5 hours of gym time a week. Basketball it very important for their social, physical, and mental well being. The little ones never tire of moving on the scooters.

My Project

We need larger basketballs for the older students and the basketball teams. We have the best teams in the city, and our well cared for gym is used a lot for tournaments and district games. We have one large ball for 350 students. The scooters we have now were purchased with a Donors Choose grant 8 years ago. They are worn out. Nine hundred students use the scooters on a weekly basis. Arm, core and back muscles are conditioned on scooters. Our favorite game, "Go for the Gold" is played on scooters, as well as relay races, and "Winter Olympics".

Ms. Poenisch
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 999 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
SCOOTER BOARD BALL BEARING WHEELS 12'' SET OF 6 • School Specialty $145.33 2 $290.66
Spalding NBA Fast Break Official Basketball (29.5") • DICK'S Sporting Goods $14.99 2 $29.98
Spalding NBA Fast Break Official Basketball (29.5") • DICK'S Sporting Goods $14.99 2 $29.98

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