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Mr. Scanlon from Chicago IL is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Our Boys Become Ballers!

Help me give my students registration fee for our 5/6 and 7/8 boys basketball teams.

  • $1,110 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our players have a true love for the game of basketball and really cherish every moment they get on the court. Being a Magnet school, they come for all different backgrounds and neighborhoods, yet being on a team makes them feel like brothers.

They have a true bond, brought together by their love and passion for basketball, and playing together as a team.

I regularly see them help each other up off the floor, give high fives, makeup with each other if they have a disagreement or argument and have a ton of fun. They seem to be smiling a lot when together playing the game they love.

My Project

The donations you give will allow our middle school boys the opportunity to play in our local basketball league, We Got Game. There is nothing like team sports to work on character traits, such as teamwork, sportsmanship, perseverance, and hard work. Some of my best memories of middle school were from my time on my school basketball team.

The memories the boys will make playing team sports will be remembered for a lifetime.

The bonds made may last forever, and the feeling of going through tough losses and great wins will have a huge impact on their lives now and in the future.

Mr. Scanlon
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 30 students.

14 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Activity We Got Game $900.00

Trip cost

$900.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$13.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$943.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$166.50

Total project goal

$1,110.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,110.00

11 Donors

-$554.12

Donations toward project cost

-$472.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$81.62

match offer

-$554.12

Match offer toward project cost

-$471.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$83.12

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

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$0.00

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