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Coach Wilkie from Boiling Spgs SC is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

From the Football Field to the Basketball Court

Help me give my students tackling dummies to use during football as well as basketball during skill development.

  • $868 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our boys' football and basketball players as well as our girls' basketball players are determined and hard working. They put more into learning the game and developing as players more than most. They are all seventh and eighth graders. They are enthusiastic and energetic. We are in a rural area with no outdoor parks or places to play football or basketball except in the school setting.

They want to become better football and basketball players but do not always have the funds to pay for what they need to improve their skills.

School budgets are spread thin with physical education and athletics the last to receive funding.

My Project

Middle school sports do not receive the funding they deserve each school year. Many people think that ticket sales and concessions go back into the program but this is not always true. Many middle school teams have to find funding in other places.

Our football team and basketball teams can use the tackling dummies in many ways.

First in football, they can be used to teach safe and proper tacking techniques. They can also be used for throw to for quarterback accuracy. In basketball, they can be used during ball-handling drills as well as shooting drills. They are weighted which also means they can be used as defenders in the post during skill develop.

Your donation will make a huge difference in football, boys, and girls basketball this coming season as well as future seasons.

Coach Wilkie
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Markwort Tall Round Stand-Up Dummy, Black, 54-Inch • Amazon Business $217.14 3 $651.42

Materials cost

$651.42

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$45.93

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.77

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$737.12

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$130.08

Total project goal

$867.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$867.20

1 Donor

-$245.71

Donations toward project cost

-$245.71

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$578.13

Match offer toward project cost

-$491.41

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$86.72

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$43.36

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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