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Help me give my students batting gloves, batt grip, catching protection, and hitting resources for the upcoming season.
Our school, located in the South Bronx, is in the poorest Congressional district, where funding for extracurricular activities has been an afterthought for quite some time. Our students compete on the baseball team every year, yearning for a safe, fun, and productive way to spend their free time. As the school is in the heart of the South Bronx, space is nearly nonexistent, and the parks around are not safe places for us to practice.
Our reality has never dampened our players' spirits.
Each one floods to my classroom every day at three, ready for practice. Our options are the basketball gym, which we share with two other schools, or our horseshoe-shaped concrete recess area behind the school building. Although the only times we played on an actual baseball diamond were for our games, the team played with fierce tenacity, never making excuses.
After a long but successful season, our team needs the basics to get started again next year. That means baseball equipment like hand and knee padding for the catcher. We have included some hitting aids that helped our students this past season like weighted balls. The baseball bat grips designed to help our young players hit without the sting of wooden bats. This should translate into greater success in games. When the players have gear and equipment we stay out for hours. The hitting equipment will be used to develop our players' skills, despite the disadvantages of our physical environment or resources. The students put in maximum effort, but we do not have the equipment necessary to address the basic component of the game. This project aims to address our need to provide students with a productive after-school experience.
As most of the students are immigrants or children of immigrants from the Dominican Republic, baseball provides them with an opportunity to see connections between American and Dominican culture.
Teachers have also seen the undeniable, and positive, effect baseball has had on the academic performance of our players. Our kids love to play.
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|Franklin Sports MLB Digitek Baseball Batting Gloves - White/Navy/Red Digi - Adult Large • Amazon Business||$15.75||3||$47.25|
|Franklin Sports MLB Digitek Baseball Batting Gloves - Gray/White/Black Digi - Adult Medium • Amazon Business||$12.79||3||$38.37|
|Franklin Sports MLB Digitek Baseball Batting Gloves - Gray/Red Digi - Adult Small • Amazon Business||$12.79||3||$38.37|
|PowerNet 3.2" Weighted Hitting Batting Training Balls (6 Pack) | 16 Red | Build Strength and Muscle | Improve Technique and Form | Softball Size | Enhance Hand-Eye Coordination • Amazon Business||$34.99||1||$34.99|
|Authentic All-Star Sports Shop Adult Medium Catcher's & Fielder's Padded Inner-Glove (Left Hand) • Amazon Business||$27.95||1||$27.95|
|Adult Large Catcher's & Fielder's Padded Inner-Glove (Left Hand) • Amazon Business||$26.95||1||$26.95|
|Alien Pros Bat Grip Tape for Baseball (6 Grips) – Precut and Pro Feel Bat Tape – Replacement for Old Baseball Bat Grip – Wrap Your Bat for an Epic Home Run (6 Grips, Lizard) • Amazon Business||$21.45||1||$21.45|
|Champion Sports Catcher's Knee Support: Soft & Durable Baseball Catcher Knee Savers Wedge for Adults • Amazon Business||$9.87||1||$9.87|
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