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Mr. Perez from Franklinton LA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Overcoming Hurdles

My students need these track hurdles in order to practice for track meets. At our school, track is the only sport that doesn't have a designated area to practice nor all materials necessary.

  • $549 goal

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My Students

My students represent all different socioeconomic groups. Some of my players have parents who work all the time and are rarely home. Others have either single family homes or are raised by family members. I always treat my players to a meal night 2 or 3 times a season where we go to a buffet and eat dinner together after practice. They really enjoy buffets!

Being a positive male role-model to these players is most important to me.

Some of these young men don't have that positive influence in their life. My students impact my life so much, and I hope I impact theirs also.

My Project

As a head girls track coach, it gets difficult to coach certain events when equipment is low. Our school does not have a track for my team to practice on. We run on the road around our school or the football field.

The first year I took over my team, I spent the whole year raising funds to get my team out of debt.

Receiving these hurdles will allow my team to actually practice with equipment that they will encounter at school meets. These hurdles will benefit not only the girls' track team but also the boys. As a passionate educator, I always strive to provide the best for my students and teams.

Mr. Perez
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 400 students.

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Port a Pit High School Aluminum Hurdle • DICK'S Sporting Goods $120.99 3 $362.97

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