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Mr. Ward from South Bend IN is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Fund The Bears Part 2!

Help me give my students-athletes collect equipment for the coming baseball season!

  • $1,008 goal

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My Project

Since beginning my career in the South Bend community schools I have noticed how large the skill gap is between the different demographics of South Bend. One of the issues I see is a lack of funding and a lack of community involvement and help for the areas that truly need it. I love helping my students because no matter what adversity they have faced throughout the day they are all excited to be at practice.

However, over half of my students do not even know how to play or have never even played, or thrown a ball before.

They do not only need the appropriate equipment to play baseball, but they also need to learn to believe in themselves. Baseball is right around the corner, and unfortunately, we do not have hardly any gloves, socks, cleats, or a batting cage. Any of these things would be greatly appreciated! This can be the first glove or pair of cleats of their careers. This can help incentivize our students to continue their educational and athletic careers. This is just another obstacle that we will overcome. Adversity is nothing to my students, and we have the confidence in ourselves to become the county champions this year. We know that it is a tall mountain to climb, but we plan to manifest our goals and ambitions to be the best that South Bend has. Help us manifest our goals by helping supply us with the equipment that we need to succeed. Thank you in advance for spreading the word and donating!

Mr. Ward
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, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 55 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Under Armour Men's Leadoff Low RM Baseball Shoe, Black/White, 9 • Amazon Business $40.00 4 $160.00
Under Armour Men's Leadoff Low RM Baseball Shoe, Black/White, 10 • Amazon Business $39.95 4 $159.80
Under Armour Men's Leadoff Low RM Baseball Shoe, Black (001)/White, 8 • Amazon Business $39.70 3 $119.10
Franklin Sports Baseball and Softball Glove - Field Master - Baseball and Softball Mitt , 12.5" - Basket Web , Tan • Amazon Business $21.66 4 $86.64
PowerNet Baseball and Softball Practice Net 7 x 7 with Bow Frame • Amazon Business $74.99 1 $74.99
Franklin Sports Kids Baseball Batting Tee - 3 Position Adjustable Youth Hitting Tee for Teeball, Baseball + Softball - Durable Rubber Batting Tee - Black • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Franklin Sports Baseball and Softball Glove - Field Master - Baseball and Softball Mitt Tan, 12" • Amazon Business $21.99 2 $43.98
TENRAI 3 Pack (3 Medium) Delicates Laundry Bags, Bra Fine Mesh Wash Bag, Use YKK Zipper, Have Hanger Loops, Zippered, Protect Best Clothes in The Washer (Black) • Amazon Business $9.99 4 $39.96
Under Armour Men's Leadoff Low RM Baseball Shoe, Black (001)/White, 12 • Amazon Business $39.95 1 $39.95
SKLZ Impact Limited-Flight Practice Baseball, Softball, and Mini Balls (Baseballs, 12 Pack) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
SKLZ Impact Limited-Flight Practice Baseball, Softball, and Mini Balls (Baseballs, 12 Pack) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99

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