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Mrs. Porche from Breaux Bridge LA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Look at Me, I Can Be Centerfield!

Help me give my students proper and up-to-date baseball and softball bats, helmets and bags.

  • $1,132 goal

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My Students

My students are awesome. They come from a low socioeconomic backgrounds and a good number of their parents do not value education, but in their hearts, they are amazing human beings that will do anything for you. Handfuls of our students walk to school because they live in the community surrounding the school.

Sports is my passion; I have played softball since I was five years old, and I want to pass on that love for the sport that I have to future generations of young players.

Some athletes come to practice with inappropriate gear and clothing, and that's one of the first tools to have to be a successful athlete.

My Project

This is my third year coaching softball at my school, and each year we piece together "new" equipment for our girls to have. We are short on gloves every year, have only a couple of bats to go around, helmets that don't fit or barely fit, and we scramble around to find proper equipment.

It's not fair to our athletes who can't afford to have the equipment they need to be successful in the game; they deserve to have the right equipment.

Each of the girls will have a bat bag to put their things in for each game, so things won't get damaged or lost. Different sized helmets will ensure that our girls have a helmet that fits when they go up to bat. Various bats of different sizes will allow the girls to find a bat that they are comfortable with swinging that is not to light or too heavy.

Mrs. Porche
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 30 students.

16 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Athletico Youth Baseball Bag - Bat Backpack for Baseball, T-Ball & Softball Equipment & Gear | Holds Bat, Helmet, Glove | Fence Hook (Black) • Amazon Business $22.99 16 $367.84
Demarini Paradox Protégé Pro Batting Helmet with Softball Mask • Amazon Business $28.60 6 $171.60
Axe Bat 2019 Danielle Lawrie (-12) Fastpitch Softball Bat-30 inch/18 oz • Amazon Business $69.48 1 $69.48
DeMarini Paradox Protege Pro Batting Helmet with Mask, Black, Large/Extra Large (7-7 5/8) • Amazon Business $32.81 2 $65.62
JanSport Backpack Superbreak School Backpack Original Select Color: Viking Red • Amazon Business $27.89 2 $55.78
Louisville Slugger 2020 Quest (-12) Fastpitch Bat, 32"/20 oz • Amazon Business $51.97 1 $51.97
Easton Ghost -11 Girls/Youth Fastpitch Softball Bat | 28 inch / 17 oz | 2019 | 1 Piece Aluminum | ALX50 Allloy | Comfort Grip | Certification 1.20 BPF / 98 mph | ASA/USSSA/NSA/ISA/ISF • Amazon Business $33.26 1 $33.26
EASTON PINK SAPPHIRE -10 Girls / Youth Fastpitch Softball Bat | 2020 | 1 Piece Aluminum | ALX50 Military Grade Aluminum | Ultra Thin Handle | Comfort Grip | Approved All Fields, 29"/19 oz • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99

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