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Mr. Tatum from Colorado Springs CO is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Physical Education Program In Need

My students need basketball equipment for our Physical education classes (k-12).

  • $975 goal

This project expired on August 12, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our student population is comprised of very willing and able students who strive to better themselves regardless of their different backgrounds. Our school is in one of the poorest and most dangerous parts of our Colorado Springs. Most of our students come from broken homes where they will either have no one at home while they are there or parents that just simply cannot afford to give the children what they need to succeed. This is where our school comes into play.

Our school is open from 6:30 am until 6:30 pm.

While our students are at school they receive a free breakfast for every student in the classroom as well as 85% free and reduced lunch and a healthy snack in after care after school. Many of our students rely on use for most of their meals throughout their day. Even on snow days our school will still be open, so that our students that can get to school can come and get their meals for the day.

My Project

The students at our school have one school sport to look forward to on a regular basis. Basketball means more to this school than almost anything. The younger students see the school's basketball players walking around and their jerseys and see them as superheroes. During Physical Education class our students pretend they are our high school basketball team rather than pretending to be NBA players. At the moment, our school has five basketballs and they are all five tattered and barely holding together. Being able to have more basketballs at our school would allow our students in our physical education classes to chase their dreams and learn the basics of basketball much more easily than before.

Mr. Tatum
Grades 9-12
  • Pikes Peak Prep
  • Colorado Springs, CO
More than half of students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 350 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wilson Evolution Official Basketball (29.5") • DICK'S Sporting Goods $59.99 6 $359.94
Reebok FM-RE003 Performance Flat Training Bench • Amazon Business $72.72 3 $218.16
SportimeMax Basketballs - Men's Size, 29 1/2 inch- Set of 6 Colors • Amazon Business $67.49 1 $67.49
Sportime SportimeMax Basketballs - Women's and Intermediate Size, 28 1/2 inch - Set of 6 Colors • Amazon Business $60.74 1 $60.74

Materials cost

$706.33

Vendor shipping charges

$35.99

State sales tax

$45.21

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.59

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$828.12

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$146.14

Total project goal

$974.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$974.26

6 Donors

-$974.26

Donations toward project cost

-$828.12

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$146.14

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$0.00

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