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Mr. Khatkhate from Chicago IL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ladies, Take Your Mark!

Help me give my students equipment, materials, and gear to train at a high level. Aid them in building resilience, persistence, and work ethic.

  • $1,097 goal

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My Students

My school is a public school serving Chicago's West Side community. Our school is designed to empower youth to thrive in college and careers, and we achieve this by surrounding them with an army of caring adults, high expectations, and endless love. All of our students are wonderful, and our student-athletes are a special breed, meeting all of the rigorous requirements of our school, and also managing their time well enough to add practices and games to their schedules.

What our students lack is a consistent supply of resources, especially for extracurricular activities.

Each year, the coaches at my school must vie for funding for basic needs, and our athletic director must manage a minuscule budget. Our district prioritizes academics, the trade-off being that many of our students miss out on access to building very necessary soft skills.

At our school, we aim to support our students' right to have options available to them upon graduating from high school. That may be a trade school, a two-year college, or a traditional four-year college. Your donation will help ensure more girls have access to all of the above, as a result of all the benefits that come from student athletics.

My Project

Put simply, girls' sports do not get the support they require. While funding may be equal, it is still more difficult to recruit girls into sports, more difficult to fill the stands on game day, and more challenging to convince girls to push through the natural adversity present in youth athletics and stay committed to their sport. Having access to more and better resources would aid our female athletes in their performance, and ultimately the value of their experience as runners on my school's track team.

Your donation will provide our Lady Cheetah runners with more gear, materials, and equipment to train at a high level.

More than just results, these items will improve the athletic experience for a number of female student-athletes. As a former high school student-athlete, myself, I am fully aware of how my experiences in athletics prepared me to be a Soldier, an Educator, and a resilient human being, in general.

Mr. Khatkhate
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BalanceFrom GoYoga All Purpose High Density Non-Slip Exercise Yoga Mat with Carrying Strap, 1/4", Black • Amazon Business $17.53 5 $87.65
AmazonBasics Weighted Medicine Slam Ball - 10 Pound, Blue • Amazon Business $41.49 2 $82.98
Under Armour Hustle 5.0 Backpack • DICK'S Sporting Goods $41.25 2 $82.50
Under Armour Hustle 5.0 Backpack • DICK'S Sporting Goods $41.25 2 $82.50
AmazonBasics Training Exercise Wall Ball, 8-Pound • Amazon Business $36.49 2 $72.98
Under Armour Undeniable Squeeze Bottle with Quick Shot Lid, Lead, 32 Ounce • Amazon Business $14.47 5 $72.35
AmazonBasics Training Exercise Wall Ball, 6-Pound • Amazon Business $31.49 2 $62.98
Opard Sports Water Bottle, 20 Oz BPA Free Non-Toxic Tritan Plastic Water Bottle with Leak Proof Flip Top Lid for Gym Yoga Fitness Camping (Blue) • Amazon Business $9.99 5 $49.95
SKL Speed Chute Pack of 2 56 Inch Running Speed Training Speed Parachute Training Parachute Running Resistance Power Chute (Black) • Amazon Business $24.58 2 $49.16
Champion Sports Rhino Elite Medicine Ball (2 pounds), Yellow • Amazon Business $24.24 2 $48.48
CanDo Rubber Medicine Balls, 4 lbs, Red • Amazon Business $21.86 2 $43.72
Trademark Innovations Adjustable Speed Training Hurdles (Set of 5), Orange • Amazon Business $35.14 1 $35.14
Komelon 6622IM Fiber Reel Long Open Reel Tape Measure Inch/Metric Scale with Double Nylon Coated Fiberglass Blade 200-Feet/60M by 1/2-Inch • Amazon Business $24.91 1 $24.91
Measuring Wheel Zozen Collapsible Measuring Wheel 6-Inch with Double-Wheel • Amazon Business $23.74 1 $23.74
Trademark Innovations Speed Training Hurdles (Pack of 5), 6" • Amazon Business $22.71 1 $22.71
MAG sport Replacement Track and Cross Country Spike Wrench • Amazon Business $6.00 3 $18.00
Sof Sole Replacment Steel Track Spikes for Running Shoes, Pyramid 1/4-Inch • Amazon Business $6.31 1 $6.31

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