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Mr. Melgar from Los Angeles CA is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hey Batter Batter, Sports Matter!

My students need tennis balls for practice, a versatile volleyball net, and volleyballs.

  • $276 goal

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My Students

My students have grit! Character. Spirit. Perseverance. Passion.

We live a sedentary life because everything is at our fingertips.

Often kids stay in to watch television, play video games, or watch videos on their portable devices. How do we change that culture? How do we motivate our children to go out and play sports?

For the last three years I've coached an after school baseball club at my school for all interested students.

In order for our students to continue to develop their baseball skills, we need the right equipment that will allow them to get to the next level.

My Project

Four years ago, I formed a school-wide after school baseball team. The turnout has been amazing. Over this period, we have produced some fine baseball players in a rough inner city neighborhood. My goal is to offer my students and other students in the school an opportunity to not only develop a love for the game, but to develop the discipline needed to build on the fundamental skills of baseball while staying off the streets.

Many of our students are starting with the fundamentals skills of baseball, while others are sharpening their saws as every year we train a new group of passionate players.

The equipment we are requesting will allow us to engage in our sports and activities during our warm ups or wind down as we were very fortunate to get gloves and bats donated via last year. We will be using the tennis balls for our batting practice and the next and volleyball to strengthen and warm up our upper body muscles.

Sports Matter!

I grew up in an improvised neighborhood and sports is what kept me out of trouble. Being a part of a team kept me focused and disciplined and that is what I want to do for my students. Our after school baseball team instruction is allowing our students to learn rules and regulations of different games, build friendships, condition their bodies, develop sportsmanship, and most importantly stay active and safe. This has also been improving our attendance as well as students' academic stamina.

Mr. Melgar
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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GAMMA Pressureless Tennis Ball Bucket| Case w/48 Practice Balls| Sturdy/Reusable/Portable Bucket to Replace Less Durable Tennis Mesh Bags| Ideal For All Court Types| Gamma Premium Tennis Accessories • Amazon Business $39.99 2 $79.98
Amzdeal Badminton Net Height Adjustable Portable Tennis Volleyball Net for Indoor Outdoor Use with Stand/ Frame 5.1m/ 17ft • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Wilson Cast Away Volleyball • Amazon Business $17.46 2 $34.92

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