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Mr. Isola from Stockton CA is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Help me give my students training aids and basketball equipment that will improve their conditioning and basketball skills.

  • $542 goal

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My Students


I am a head basketball coach for a high school in the inner city.

When I started working here over a year ago I walked into a mess. We had mismatched uniforms and basketballs that were five years old. Skip ahead a year and the program is on the right track. We got a new athletic director that supports the athletes and sees how vital sports are to keeping our students safe and healthy. We got a new staff that is committed to the longevity of the basketball program. The school got a new set of uniforms for the varsity level last year, cones for training, a ball cage to keep our equipment safe, and the community is starting to rally around us.

The student athletes have flourished in the one year I have been there. They are fully committed and spend countless hours in the gym to better their skills. The gym is a safe place for our athletes, many students use it as an outlet to escape the trouble on the streets.

My Project

The materials I am requesting will help our athletes reach their full potential on the court. I have players who come into the gym six days a week who want to be their very best. I would like to help them with that. I believe getting this training equipment will be a good first step.

The training equipment will help improve their strength, conditioning, shooting and overall performance.

A lot of families struggle and donations are hard to come by. Please help my students athletes fulfill their dreams. I believe that great things are done by a series of small things brought together.

Mr. Isola
Grades 9-12
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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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Spalding Strength Chute Training Aid • DICK'S Sporting Goods $34.99 3 $104.97
Spalding Jump Strength Training Aid • DICK'S Sporting Goods $49.99 2 $99.98
Spalding Shot Arc Training Aid • DICK'S Sporting Goods $31.99 2 $63.98
DICK''S Sporting Goods Courtside Traction Mat • DICK'S Sporting Goods $59.99 1 $59.99
Spalding Lateral Resistor Training Aid • DICK'S Sporting Goods $19.99 3 $59.97

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