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Ms. Williams from Queen Creek AZ is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

For the Love of the Game

My students need softball helmets, soccer balls, and volleyballs. Throughout the year my students must borrow equipment from surrounding schools in order to have enough to even practice with. Thank you!

  • $943 goal

This project expired on August 15, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a Title 1 School more than half of our children are from families’ poor enough to enable them to be eligible for free or reduced-price school lunches, and they don't have a lot of money to spend on school sports.

Despite the many challenges my students face coming from low-income/high poverty households, they are eager to learn and expand their learning through sport related experiences.

Sports can assist in motivating a child toward self-improvement in healthy, productive ways, and teach skills that with be helpful throughout their lives.

My Project

My student-athletes will use the equipment in both their gym classes and team sports. The softball helmets will allow us to have a team set and not have to share or borrow from other teams. The volleyball and soccer balls will be used during both practice and games. The skills gained from doing sports, such as learning to focus and to improvise, could improve their academic performance. Students are often advised to exercise because of its mood-enhancing properties and for good reason. The saying that a healthy body equals a healthy mind is absolutely true. For a long time, sports have been viewed as a way to stay healthy and in shape, but their importance goes much further. As a matter of fact, playing sports teaches life lessons like discipline, responsibility, self-confidence, accountability, and teamwork. From a social standpoint, sports are a powerful tool that brings people together and creates a sense of community. My student are wonderful kids who deserve better opportunities.

Ms. Williams
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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12 donors12 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 300 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RIP-IT Vision Pro Fastpitch Helmet (M/L) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $59.99 5 $299.95
adidas UEFA Champions League Kiev Finale Capitano Soccer Ball (5) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $19.99 10 $199.90
Baden MatchPoint Indoor/Outdoor Volleyball • DICK'S Sporting Goods $14.99 10 $149.90

Materials cost

$649.75

Vendor shipping charges

$64.98

State sales tax

$46.46

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$800.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$141.34

Total project goal

$942.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$942.28

10 Donors

-$469.22

Donations toward project cost

-$417.47

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$51.75

Matching donations from our partners

-$451.14

Match offers toward project cost

-$383.47

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$67.67

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$21.92

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$0.00

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