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Mr. Gellman from Los Angeles CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Play Softball!

My students need softballs to practice, lineup cards, and scorebook for games.

  • $325 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students come from one the of the highest poverty communities west of the Mississsippi. They are incredibly poor, but still want to achieve great things. Many have never played an organized sport before, so softball is their first experience on a team. It's hard to do fundraisers at school, because there are few community resources that we all share, including spare dollars and change.

Last year, our softball team went to the playoffs, even though many girls didn't own gloves or cleats.

They had the best record in recent memory and we want to continue their success this year.

My Project

Many of our students have never played organized sports before they come to our school. They live in a community that doesn't have many youth organizations and, often, they have to work to help support their families. Joining the softball team requires a lot of bravery and playing against other teams can build character. We love to watch the players grow as students and athletes as they participate in the team.

However, most girls cannot afford the basics: balls and lineup cards.

Without these supplies, they cannot practice or play. Our school does not have a large athletics budget and usually families are struggling to make ends meet. Without our help, many girls would not play.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
DICK'S Sporting Goods Bucket of 12'' Softballs - Dozen - ONE COLOR - One Size • DICK'S Sporting Goods $59.99 3 $179.97
DICK'S Sporting Goods Baseball/Softball Line Up Cards - ONE COLOR - One Size • DICK'S Sporting Goods $5.99 2 $11.98
DICK'S Sporting Goods Baseball/Softball Scorebook - ONE COLOR - One Size • DICK'S Sporting Goods $5.99 2 $11.98

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