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Mr. Marino from Camden NJ is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

First Downs to Touchdowns, That's How We Roll!

My students need new footballs that will last for many years.

  • $177 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our students live in a high poverty and high crime city. In their daily lives, they face numerous challenges and often are at a disadvantage. Despite their hurdles, our students work hard to achieve a high school diploma not only to graduate, but to enter college. Many are the first in their families to even earn a high school diploma. They have great drive and determination. My students have a never-give-up attitude and constantly strive for success both in and out of the classroom. Many students who has already graduated are in the area and succeeding in life just due to the lessons they learned while in our school.

The building I teach at does not have a gym and requires our students to go to walk across city streets in the elements to have any gym time.

This cuts down on the amount of time they have for physical education. Often, there are district wide assemblies or pep rallies and we must instruct phys ed in the classroom. The use of indoor activity supplies, the students will more easily participate in an appropriate physical education activities

My Project

My students are ecstatic about the Philadelphia Eagles winning Super Bowl 52! Many of my students are asking to play football. The footballs that we have are old and the laces are worn off. The students have trouble gripping, throwing and catching the ball. These new football would be awesome for my students.

Teaching the students to throw a spiral is difficult using a ball without laces or with worn laces.

If I was able to get 6 new footballs the students would be able to better learn how to throw and spiral. As will as using the balls for games and for station work during class. My students would really love to have some brand new footballs!

Mr. Marino
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Nike Vapor Strike Official Football - No Color • DICK'S Sporting Goods $17.99 5 $89.95
Nike Vapor Strike Official Football - No Color • DICK'S Sporting Goods $17.99 1 $17.99

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