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Mr. Iverson from Watertown SD is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Keep the 'Green Machine' Youth Softball Team Running!

Help me give my students a pitching machine, helmets, a practice net, training balls and softballs.

  • $1,241 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

We live in small town South Dakota and have limited resources to assist our youth sports teams with equipment. Because of the high concentration of youth teams, there are fewer and fewer sponsors to go around. Teams are responsible for paying not only registration fees but also provide all the equipment, uniforms, tournament fees, travel, and incidentals. As the girls grow and compete at higher levels it becomes even more expensive and difficult to provide bats, helmets, and training gear.

These girls love what they do and I hate to take that away from them because of unsafe or limited equipment.

My Project

Our U12 girls softball team is in some desperate need of some equipment for our team. The current equipment is quickly becoming obsolete for us as our girls are growing and playing at a higher level. Many of the helmets are 5 years old and have been with the team since some of them were 8!

I owe it to these girls to provide them the best possible experience and teach them much more than just the game, but teach them teamwork and problem-solving skills they'll need in life.

These practice material and game equipment will help us achieve that goal.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rawlings R16 Series Matte Batting Helmet, Black, Senior • Amazon Business $35.57 9 $320.13
Rawlings R16 Series Matte Batting Helmet, Black, Junior • Amazon Business $35.61 6 $213.66
PowerNet 7x7 DLX Practice Net + Deluxe Tee + Ball Caddy + 3 Pack Weighted Ball + Strike Zone Bundle (Red) | Baseball Softball Coach Pack | Pitching Batting Training Equipment Set | 7' x 7' • Amazon Business $149.99 1 $149.99
Dudley USSSA Thunder Heat Classic W Stamp Softball - Leather Cover - 12 pack • Amazon Business $69.44 1 $69.44
SKLZ Lightning Bolt Baseball Pitching Machine • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
PowerNet 2.8" Weighted Hitting Batting Training Balls (6 Pack) | 14 oz Green | Build Strength and Muscle | Improve Technique and Form | Baseball Size | Enhance Hand-Eye Coordination • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Champro Equipment Bag (Black, 34 x 14 x 14, Large) • Amazon Business $28.09 1 $28.09
Agility Ladder and Cones by FireBreather. Great Training Equipment to Exercise Speed in Soccer, Football & Sports Workout. Set of 15ft Ladder, 12 Discs, 4 Pegs, Carrying Bag & 2 Drills Ebook • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Franklin Sports MLB Deluxe Spike-Down Pitcher's Rubber, 18" • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Schutt Strike Zone Home Plate (Multi) • Amazon Business $20.94 1 $20.94
SKLZ Bolt Balls for Lightning Bolt Pitching Machine, 12 Pack • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98

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