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Mrs. Takahama from Waimanalo HI is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Got A Ball? Give A Ball!

Help me give my students basketballs, volleyballs, footballs, and soccer balls for our Wellness Night raffle.

  • $990 goal

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My Students

Aloha from na keiki o Hawai'i. My preschool special education class provides early intervention services to qualifying special needs children with a range of disabling conditions, ages 3 to 5 years. My school is located in a predominantly rural, low-income neighborhood with a considerable portion of the children of Hawaiian and/or Pacific Island ancestry. Although I teach preschool, I am the leader of the school's Health and Safety Committee.

This project is for an after school, school-wide event that will benefit students, grade Prek-8, and their families.

My Project

Obesity and obesity-related health problems and mental health concerns are real issues in our school community.

This coming March in an effort to promote healthier life choices, our Health and Safety committee is teaming up with our community partners to put on our school's Third Annual Wellness Night.

In just two years our Wellness Night has grown in popularity and turn out. It is now THE EVENT to show up for because it's both fun and informative and because we have the most awesome goodie bags thanks to funded projects. However in the past, the attendees tended to be mostly the K-4 kids and their families. This year we want to increase the turn out of our older (upper elementary and middle school) students and their families. To entice them, we want to raffle off these popular quality basketballs, soccer balls, footballs, and volleyballs that the kids can take to their backyard or the nearby park. Having balls of their own will encourage social engagement and active play between neighborhood kids and family members as well as help develop habits that promote health and wellness.

Mrs. Takahama
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Spalding NBA Zi/O Excel Official Basketball (29.5") • DICK'S Sporting Goods $29.99 6 $179.94
Kwik Goal 22" Futsal Ball (5) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $29.99 6 $179.94
Wilson TDY Composite Youth Football • DICK'S Sporting Goods $29.99 4 $119.96
Select Club Soccer Ball (4) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $28.99 4 $115.96
Baden MatchPoint Indoor/Outdoor Volleyball • DICK'S Sporting Goods $14.99 5 $74.95

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