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Mrs. Nassen
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

Goodness, Gracious, Great Balls of Fire

My students need this equipment to benefit their learning on and off the field

My Students

My students live and attend school in a neighborhood that is predominantly low-income. About 96% of students are Latino and regardless of their lack of access to appropriate sports equipment, they are natural athletes. My students are well-behaved, respectful, kind, energetic and work very hard to reach their goals, both in the classroom and out of the classroom.

My students understand the meaning of teamwork and take their passion and commitment towards working as a team with them on and off the court and field.

Even though they possess a natural talent for soccer, and basketball, given that these are sports they have had the most exposure to growing up, they do not have access to appropriate equipment to allow them to play more competitively.

My Project

My students have learned to play soccer and basketball but have had limited access to the correct soccer and basketball equipment. Children will use the equipment to foster team building. As third graders, my students are just beginning to develop the skills needed to play basketball and soccer. Since we only have one basketball and one soccer ball, the children do not have enough practice time to hone those skills. This donation will give all my students a chance to practice their gross motor skills as well as giving them the opportunity to play. Since soccer and basketball are team sports, the children can use P. E time to work on both individual and team building. These skills will transfer back into the classroom, academics, and life.

Studies state that children who participate in physical activities show improvement in their academic endeavors.

These skills will carry over into everyday life and will help my students to become productive citizens and life-long learners. Team building will carry over into the classroom. The children will learn to get along with different personalities. They will learn to work with more than one person at a time. With success will come higher self-esteem both on the field, on the court and in the classroom. These skills will eventually allow them to enhance their contributions to society as a whole, especially in the workplace.

This will enhance the environment not only on the playground but also in the classroom. Your generous donation will improve/change my students' love of sports and having fun while learning.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wilson NCAA All-Surface Rubber Basketball (28.5") - ONE COLOR - One Size • DICK'S Sporting Goods $11.99 10 $119.90
Under Armour Mini Soccer Ball - RED - 1 • DICK'S Sporting Goods $11.99 5 $59.95
Baden Messi Deluxe Mini Soccer Ball - GOLD - 1 • DICK'S Sporting Goods $9.99 5 $49.95
Umbro UX1 Trainer Soccer Ball - GREEN/YELLOW - 3 • DICK'S Sporting Goods $9.97 5 $49.85
Umbro Arturo Soccer Ball - PURPLE - 3 • DICK'S Sporting Goods $9.97 5 $49.85

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This project will reach 30 students.

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