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Mr. Smith from Opa Locka FL is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Jump Start BCP Boys and Girls Middle School Basketball!

Help me give my students a portable scoreboard for the boys and girls basketball team.

  • $4,011 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is fairly a new school that is now beginning sports teams for middle school grades 6-8. Our school is located in the heart of a poverty-stricken neighborhood surrounded by drugs, guns, and violence. Only 2 percent of residents have a Bachelors Degree. We started this school with hopes that we could help turn this community around. There are so many amazing families that are a part of this school and community but unfortunately, they are faced with so many challenging circumstances. Our kids have been through too much at such a young age. From witnessing murder, drive-by shootings, domestic violence, being victims of child molestation, not having food or clean cloths, grieving the deaths of parents, to even battling suicide themselves. But yet they still come to school with a smile on their little faces.

Sports and athletics help give our students something to believe in.

My hopes are that our student-athletes will earn a scholarship to college, graduate, and come back home to change their family’s circumstances. Sports can help them make that change. Our students need to make that investment NOW. Sadly enough for some, sports is their only way out.

My Project

Donations to this project will not only help our boys basketball team, but it will help us to start a new girls basketball team as well. Our boys and girls will have enough basketballs to run practice at the same time. Players on both teams will be able to get more reps and drills done in a timely manner.

Our home court will have great functionality with the portable electronic scoreboard which can give coaches, players, and families all the important details of the game and awesome entertainment.

The scoreboard is big enough for everyone to see. Officials no longer have to watch the clock and officiate at the same time. This scoreboard helps all parties to do their respective jobs more efficiently.

The training bands and machines will help give our student-athletes the opportunity to train like a collegiate athlete. Student-athletes will learn to develop fast twitch muscles, build speed, and power. They will also learn how to take care of their own bodies with the foam roller. Being able to stay healthy is a critical aspect of an student-athletes success.

Mr. Smith
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BSN Sports Champion Barbell Reactor Low Push/Pull Sled Only • Amazon Business $209.68 3 $629.04
YOSUDA Indoor Cycling Bike Stationary - Cycle Bike with Ipad Mount & Comfortable Seat Cushion • Amazon Business $259.99 2 $519.98
Gametime Multisport Portable Indoor/Outdoor Scoreboard & Audio Player • Amazon Business $475.00 1 $475.00
Marcy Adjustable 6 Position Utility Bench with Leg Developer and High Density Foam Padding SB-350 • Amazon Business $114.29 3 $342.87
Synergee 29" Premium LED Programmable Crossfit Interval Wall Timer Gym Timer with Wireless Remote. Tabata, EMOTM, Stopwatch, Count Up/Down, MMA, Clock. • Amazon Business $184.85 1 $184.85
Rage Fitness PRO Olympic Bumper Plate (Sold Individually- - 10lb, 15lb, 25lb, 35lb, 45lb), Steel Insert, Crossfit, Strength Training, Bench Press, Squats, Powerlifting • Amazon Business $44.99 4 $179.96
Wilson NCAA Replica Game Basketball, Intermediate - 28.5" • Amazon Business $24.43 7 $171.01
GYMENIST Weight Plates, Single, 2.5 LB,5 LB,10 LB,15 LB,25 LB,35 LB,and 45 LB, Olympic Grip Handle Plates, (15 LB) • Amazon Business $24.99 6 $149.94
POWER GUIDANCE Pull Up Assist Bands - Stretch Resistance Band - Mobility Band - Powerlifting Bands - by Perfect for Body Stretching, Powerlifting, Resistance Training - Single Unit- Green • Amazon Business $21.98 6 $131.88
Wilson Evolution Game Basketball, Green, Intermediate Size - 28.5" • Amazon Business $59.95 2 $119.90
AmazonBasics High-Density Round Foam Roller | 24-inches, Black • Amazon Business $17.90 5 $89.50
Trigon Sports Procage 2-Tier 15-Ball Cart • Amazon Business $78.26 1 $78.26
POWER GUIDANCE Pull Up Bands Assisted Pull-up Resistance Exercise - for Body Stretching, Powerlifting, Resistance Training - Black • Amazon Business $12.98 6 $77.88
AmazonBasics High-Density Round Foam Roller | 18-inches, Black • Amazon Business $14.91 5 $74.55
Wilson NCAA Pink Replica Game Basketball, Intermediate - 28.5" • Amazon Business $29.89 2 $59.78
Letsfit Resistance Loop Bands, Resistance Exercise Bands for Home Fitness, Crossfit, Stretching, Strength Training, Physical Therapy, Natural Latex Workout Bands, Pilates Flexbands, 12" x 2" • Amazon Business $8.99 5 $44.95

Materials cost

$3,329.35

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$49.94

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$3,409.29

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$601.64

Total project goal

$4,010.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$4,010.93

35 Donors

-$1,742.00

Donations toward project cost

-$1,480.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$261.30

Matching donations from our partners

-$2,268.93

Match offers toward project cost

-$1,928.59

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$340.34

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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