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Mrs. Jones from Smithfield NC is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Help me give my students a shot at playing basketball with equipment to start the Unified Basketball team.

  • $342 goal

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My Students

Unified Sports bring Special Olympic athletes and partners together to play, learn, and compete.

Our school is a Unified Champion School which means that we promote healthy living through leadership, sports, and socialization.

To increase our involvement, we have introduced a Basketball team. As this team debuts, there are initial costs that can help the student-athletes focus on competing and not fundraising. The athletes on the team range in academic ability levels from intellectual disabilities to students taking international baccalaureate classes. Few athletes have formal basketball experience, others simply are encouragers to their friends. Our diverse school will provide healthy options for all students with consistent practices and fun competition!

My Project

Our school is continuing the journey to be more inclusive. We are doing this through team sports, student leadership, and whole-school engagement. Our next step on this journey is establishing a weekly basketball practice.

Unified Sports is changing our school.

Help us grow our program with basic basketball equipment, such as basketballs, pennies, and training markers. A cart will allow athletes to take items to the gym across campus with ease.

Special Olympic athletes and student partners will work together to train and compete. Not only will points be scored, but friendships will grow. Healthy choices will be emphasized through exercise and structured social skills opportunities.

Mrs. Jones
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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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 20 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mac Sports Collapsible Folding Outdoor Utility Wagon, Black • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Wilson NCAA Replica Game Basketball, Official - 29.5" • Amazon Business $19.49 3 $58.47
Get Out! Set of 12 Scrimmage Vest Pinnies for Teen/Adult in Red and Blue – Nylon Mesh Jerseys for Any Sport • Amazon Business $22.99 2 $45.98
SKLZ Shot Spotz Basketball Training Markers • DICK'S Sporting Goods $19.99 2 $39.98
Baden SkilCoach Shooters Basketball (28.5) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $11.99 2 $23.98

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