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Mr. McGovern from Mount Vernon NY is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Fitness for Basketball, Fitness for Life

Help me give my students new basketballs to use during the upcoming season and exercise equipment to ensure they will be in shape for their opening game.

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  • $714 goal

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My Students

The students that will be affected by this project range from kindergartners to eighth-graders. Many of the students come from a low income/high poverty background. 100% of our students receive free or reduced breakfast and lunch.

Our students come to school with a smile on their faces and a hunger to learn.

They also come with a willingness to help the community. Our students have been involved in local food drives and have hosted a food truck in our parking lot for local families to get free food. They truly care about making the community a better place because they know that change starts with them.

My Project

This project will directly affect the 7th and 8th grade boys basketball teams. The brand new basketballs will be a huge improvement over the old basketballs with tears and rips that the team is using. They will give our athletes a sense of pride during practice and warm-ups that our equipment is just as good as any other teams.

The fitness equipment like medicine balls, agility quick ladders, and stopwatches will help prepare our athletes for the long season ahead of them.

The athletes will stay after school and use the various fitness equipment in a full body circuit workout. This will ensure that they are in mid-season form for the opening game.

Mr. McGovern
Grades 6-8
Nearly all 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
Spalding NBA Zi/O Excel Official Basketball (29.5") • DICK'S Sporting Goods $29.99 5 $149.95
SPRI 20lb. Cross Train Slam Ball • DICK'S Sporting Goods $59.99 1 $59.99
SKLZ Agility Quick Ladder • DICK'S Sporting Goods $29.99 2 $59.98
Bionic Body 20 lb. Slam Ball • DICK'S Sporting Goods $59.90 1 $59.90
GoFit 12 lb Medicine Ball • DICK'S Sporting Goods $54.99 1 $54.99
EXERCISE TUBING - HEAVY RESISTANCE - ROYAL BLUE • School Specialty $11.28 3 $33.84
STOPWATCH - DUAL - OSLO 1000W W/COUNTDOWN TIMER-YELLOW • School Specialty $11.07 3 $33.21
SHUTTLECOCK TOURNAMENT NYLON BLUE • School Specialty $10.86 3 $32.58
EXERCISE TUBING - MEDIUM RESISTANCE - RED • School Specialty $10.78 3 $32.34

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