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Mr. Oberdieck from Chicago IL is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help My at-Risk Youth Bowling Team

Help me give my students seven bowling balls so that we can practice and compete with other teams.

  • $1,023 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are all high-school aged at-risk youth that live on Chicago's southwest side. We strive to expose our students to as many extracurricular activities as possible and while our school is uniquely tailored to meet the needs of this population, but we can't do it entirely on our own. That's why we're asking for your help.

To help show our students that there's more to life than their neighborhood or block and that they are capable of more than they thought, we're starting our first bowling team.

Our students know all about more popular sports like basketball and football, but not about those that require different athletic abilities and skillsets. Our goal is to promote engagement for students that may see theselves as "not good enough" for other sports and to demonstrate that their unique abilities may allow them to succeed in different ways.

Every year we have students that take pride in our sports teams, now is time to share that pride with students that can participate in other activities. It's time for the students whose skills have been downplayed their entire lives to show everyone what they can do - the bowlers, chess players, and engineers.

My Project

You can't have a bowling team without a few essential materials - shoes, pins, an alley, but most importantly bowling balls.

Providing each student with a bowling ball designed just for them will not only allow them to learn how to become better bowlers, but will also demonstrate that we are dedicated to their growth and success.

The team will also provide our students with a sense of accomplishment and worth within themselves and each other and promote collaboration and cooperation skill building.

Additionally, each of our students have unique learning styles - it's tough for everyone to learn from the same textbook, activities, or presentations. Having each ball tailored to each student will help them utilize their strengths while they learn and compete.

Mr. Oberdieck
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Beckly Super Bowling Tote -Bowling Bag- Fits Your Bowling Ball and Bowling Shoes- Single Bowling Ball Tote- Front Zippered Pocket and inside Shoe Sleeves-Carry and Shoulder Straps-For your Home Bowling Alley or At the Professional Arena- Perfect Bowling equipment- Great Holiday gift For bowling pro or rookie- Made from the Highest Quality Material and Superior craftsmanship- Superior quality bowling ball sports bag- Backed by the Famous Beckly money Back Guarantee!, Black • Amazon Business $24.99 7 $174.93
Ebonite Maxim Captain Odyssey Bowling Ball, Red/Silver/Black Cherry, 10 lb • Amazon Business $51.95 2 $103.90
Ebonite Maxim Captain Odyssey Bowling Ball, Red/Silver/Black Cherry, 9 lb • Amazon Business $51.95 2 $103.90
Ebonite Maxim Captain Odyssey Bowling Ball, Red/Silver/Black Cherry, 11 lb • Amazon Business $51.95 2 $103.90
Ebonite Maxim Captain Odyssey Bowling Ball, Red/Silver/Black Cherry, 12 lb • Amazon Business $51.95 1 $51.95
Brunswick Bowling Products Mens Renegade Bowling Shoes- M US, Black/Royal, 7 • Amazon Business $41.70 1 $41.70
Brunswick Bowling Products Mens Renegade Bowling Shoes- M US, Black/Royal, 11 • Amazon Business $41.70 1 $41.70
Brunswick Bowling Products Ladies Mystic Bowling Shoes- B US, White/Navy, 7 • Amazon Business $41.70 1 $41.70
Brunswick Bowling Products Mens Renegade Bowling Shoes- M US, Black/Royal, 8 • Amazon Business $41.70 1 $41.70
Brunswick Bowling Products Mens Renegade Bowling Shoes- M US, Black/Royal, 9 • Amazon Business $41.70 1 $41.70
Brunswick Bowling Products Mens Renegade Bowling Shoes- M US, Black/Royal, 6 • Amazon Business $39.95 1 $39.95
Brunswick Bowling Products Ladies Mystic Bowling Shoes- B US, White/Navy, 9 • Amazon Business $39.95 1 $39.95

Materials cost

$826.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.40

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$869.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$153.42

Total project goal

$1,022.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,022.80

14 Donors

-$1,022.80

Donations toward project cost

-$869.38

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$153.42

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$0.00

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