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Coach Sorenson from Salt Lake City UT is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Everyone Wants to Play Pickle Ball

Help me give my students the new sport of pickle ball. We need 2 nets and 25 paddles to be able to play this fun sport which is a cross between tennis and ping pong.

  • $666 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our school is a dual immersion school and mostly consists of students where Spanish is spoken at home and English is their second language. Our school's mission is to prepare our students to become bilingual, bi-literate and bi-cultural so that they have the tools to succeed. We are a Title 1 school and most families are in the low income bracket.

My students love to be physically active and are always excited to come to P.E.

They love to run and try new activities. They might complain about something they've never tried before, but once they start getting the hang of it, they don't want to stop.

Our P.E. class times are too short and not as frequent as I would like, but we make the most of the time we have.

My Project

Some of the state Physical Education standards for multiple grades are, for students to strike an object using an implements. Pickle ball uses paddles and would help them to learn to us implements which can benefit them in learning other sports such as tennis and racquetball. Because we don't have the facilities for tennis or racquetball, pickle ball would be a good beginning for my students in learning to use implements.

Pickle ball is also a sport that my student could play their entire lives.

Pickle ball is a sport that is enjoyed by all ages. One of my goals as a physical education teacher is to help students find a physical activity they enjoy and will want to participate in their entire lives. I feel that pickle ball is one of those activities.

Coach Sorenson
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pickle-Ball Diller Set • Nasco $160.95 2 $321.90
Adult Size Pick-A-Paddles - Set of 6 • Nasco $52.95 3 $158.85

Materials cost

$480.75

Vendor shipping charges

$48.08

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.21

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$566.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$99.89

Total project goal

$665.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$665.93

9 Donors

-$543.28

Donations toward project cost

-$464.04

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$79.24

match offer

-$120.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$102.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.65

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$0.00

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