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Coach Daniel from Victoria TX is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

No Sting Play

Help me give my students some Big Soft V Oversize non-intimidating balls for friendly non sting play into P.E.

  • $529 goal

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My Students

I work at a great school! What make us so great is the incredibly awesome diverse students that attend it. I teach an average of 90 students per grade level 5 days a week for a 45 minute period. Our students love school and love to be here. We actually had the highest attendance rate in the district. The students are a very nurturing and caring group. They support each other and are always willing to help out to see others succeed. As a Coach, I see students struggle with various skills but it warms your heart when you see a skilled athlete stop what they are doing to help the student that struggles.

Our students have been faced with many challenges over the last year, but despite this they have become stronger and have continued to be successful in so many avenues.

Our campus was affected by hurricane Harvey. We had several families displaced for extended periods of time, including new students from more severely affected areas. Since the hurricane our students have learned the meaning of compassion and have true understanding of helping others.

My Project

It would be great to have the Big Soft V oversize balls in PE. We have an average of 90 students per every 45 minute PE class. All grade levels Pre-K - 5th grade come to gym 5 days a week. I am fortunate in that I get the opportunity of instilling the importance of physical activity to each of them every day. Using the Big Soft V oversize balls will eliminate non-intimidating ball play and allow all students to be involved. These soft, durable nylon fabric covered balls offer softness and safety to all. The cushioning layer of foam eliminate any sting and are ideal for developing fundamental physical and motor skills These balls can be used in most games we play in P.E.

Our main goal in PE is to help strengthen the heart and lungs, improve flexibility, increase muscular strength and endurance and make exercise fun for all.

Our district and campus were affected by Hurricane Harvey. We had several families displaced for extended periods of time, including new students from more severely affected areas. Our district also had to cancel two full weeks of school. The Big Soft V oversize balls I am seeking to purchase will help close the gaps that Harvey caused by providing an environment that students will feel comfortable in, want to be in, and most importantly build confidence while being physically active. With the ability to incorporate the durable nylon fabric balls into PE, I can give my students a sense of safety and be able to eliminate intimidation so all can be successful. I appreciate you taking the time to read my ideas for this project. I personally want to thank anyone who is willing to help make No Sting Play a reality at our school.

Coach Daniel
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
VOLLEYBALL - SOFT FABRIC - TACHIKARA OSV14 BIG SOFT V OVERSIZE • School Specialty $18.81 20 $376.20

Materials cost

$376.20

Vendor shipping charges

$37.62

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.64

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$449.46

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$79.32

Total project goal

$528.78

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$528.78

5 Donors

-$256.48

Donations toward project cost

-$233.23

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.25

match offer

-$254.39

Match offer toward project cost

-$216.23

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.16

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.91

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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