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Mr. Bynum from Battleboro NC is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Life is Short - Have a Ball!

My students need protective new knee-pads for volleyball and practice balls.

  • $711 goal

This project expired on September 24, 2018.

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My Students

My students are ambitious and energetic student-athletes. Most of them are multi sport-athletes who are excelling academically in the classroom as well. My student-athletes play a key part of the overall school experience for our student body; bringing the thrill that comes with playing sports to our home gym alive for other students, families and the community to enjoy.

They appreciate the lessons that come along with playing sports - discipline, teamwork, hard work, dedication - but are in dire need of modern and safe sports equipment and uniforms.

They are playing in equipment dated up to decades old. The wear-and-tear from constant use over the years has made a majority of the sports equipment and uniforms unsafe to use. The students would love to have new equipment and uniforms, not only for their safety but also for the safety of future students who will engage in sports to keep the winning attitude on and off the court alive!

My Project

Budget cuts across the board in many school districts in our state has caused my student-athletes to adversely feel the effects of severely reduced funds. Administrators, teachers, and staff consider youth sports a priority, however, the lack of funding has prompted the decision of spending little to no funds in updating sports equipment in football and other sports programs. This is a no-win situation for the school, students, parents, athletic staff and the local community.

The unsafe equipment, especially for football and volleyball, poses a grave challenge to promoting successful athletic programs.

My students need new protective knee pads for volleyball to prevent floor burns and injury to their knees. In addition, my football and volleyball student-athletes are playing with practice balls and game day balls that are decades old.

Obtaining new balls will help with motivating my students and promoting higher self-esteem in sports which ultimately, spills over to more confidence in the classroom.

As a leader of the athletic program, it is my responsibility and a top priority to see my students play in safe equipment. I care about all of my students including their academics, safety, and overall well-being. Without a sense of caring; there can be no sense of school or community.

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

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This project will reach 136 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Under Armour Adult 2.0 Volleyball Knee Pads (M) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $24.99 6 $149.94
Under Armour Adult 2.0 Volleyball Knee Pads (S) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $24.99 4 $99.96
Under Armour Adult 2.0 Volleyball Knee Pads (L) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $24.99 3 $74.97
Under Armour Youth 2.0 Volleyball Knee Pads • DICK'S Sporting Goods $22.99 2 $45.98
Tachikara SV-5WSC Indoor Volleyball • DICK'S Sporting Goods $44.99 1 $44.99
Wilson College Football Playoff Replica Youth Football • DICK'S Sporting Goods $19.99 2 $39.98
Nike Youth Vapor Strike Football • DICK'S Sporting Goods $25.00 1 $25.00

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