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Mr. DeMarco from Glendale AZ is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fit for Life!

My students need basketballs, volleyballs, soccer balls, badminton racquets, & tetherballs to develop athletic skills they can use now and throughout their adult years.

  • $2,828 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The motto for my physical education classes is, "Fit For Life!" Physical education is so important in the life of a child and equally important in the life of an adult. Students need to learn the basic skills of all sports in order to develop as athletes and to enjoy a lifetime of fitness.

Students at Palo Verde Middle School are passionate about sports.

My students come from many different cultural backgrounds and have diverse interests. Many of my students come from disadvantaged circumstances and therefore, many of them do not have the opportunity to participate in team sports outside of school. Having the opportunity to have 35 basketballs, 30 volleyballs, 25 soccer balls, 20 badminton racquets and 2 new tetherballs will enable hundreds of students to participate in skill training in multiple sports. Participating in team sports improves social skills and sportsmanship and these skills will translate into the adult world. We pride ourselves at Palo Verde Middle School in building students with great character and participating in sports only enriches their growth in good character and citizenship.

My Project

Having 35 basketballs, 30 volleyballs, 25 soccer balls, 20 badminton racquets and 2 tetherballs will allow hundreds of students to practice multiple skills in multiple sports. My students will learn athletic skills including balance, agility, running, jumping, throwing, shooting, and eye-hand coordination. Additionally, students will learn how to properly play and participate in team sports. Many students will continue to develop as athletes at the high school and college level. More importantly, students will learn and set of skills that will continue to keep them fit for life! Having the opportunity to participate in team sports will also improve students' sportsmanship and will build great character.

Being fit for life is something people need to learn at a young age.

By providing my students with basketballs,volleyballs, soccer balls, badminton racquets and tetherballs, students will have the opportunity to develop athletic skills that will ultimately improve their overall health. Additionally, they will develop a love of sports and healthy living that they will carry into their adult years. Good sportsmanship & improved character through physical education will also benefit them for life.

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Mr. DeMarco
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 800 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Champion Softouch Tetherball • Nasco $20.25 2 $40.50
PRIMED Yellow Pinnies - 6 Pack • DICK'S Sporting Goods $24.99 4 $99.96
AdultSize Nylon Mesh Pinnie Blue • Nasco $4.06 6 $24.36
Wilson NCAA Wave Phenom Official Basketball (29.5") • DICK'S Sporting Goods $19.99 30 $599.70
Wilson NCAA All-Surface Rubber Basketball (28.5") • DICK'S Sporting Goods $17.99 5 $89.95
Champion Synthetic Leather Volleyball • Nasco $15.65 15 $234.75
Brine Attack Soccer Ball Size 5, Black • Nasco $15.40 25 $385.00
Champion Aluminum Double Shaft Badminton Racquet • Nasco $13.80 20 $276.00
Carlton F2 Badminton Shuttlecocks • Nasco $13.50 5 $67.50
Champion Synthetic Tournament Volleyball • Nasco $12.15 15 $182.25

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