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Mr. Butler from Hemingway SC is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Pitching For A Fresh Start

Help me give my students a much awaited jump start to our varsity baseball program by donating funds for updated equipment that will meet league requirements and allow us to compete.

  • $981 goal

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My Students

My student athletes are a hungry, hard-working group of young men who are fighting to revive a baseball program that has become non-existent.

These student athletes come from a variety of backgrounds, but they all have one major thing in common; they want to play baseball!

I am currently in my 2nd year at this school, and these young men have tried their hardest to put together a team. We have fallen short once, but I believe that we will get over the hump with some help from our community.

My Project

My student athletes live in a rural community in which the school receives Title I funds. One thing that our students rely on to keep them going is athletics. However, over the past 4 years, baseball has been one of the sports that has fallen off completely. I was approached by a group of young men who love America's Pastime.


I am trying to revive a baseball program that has been defunct for quite some time. In order to do so, our student athletes need updated equipment so that they can compete on the varsity level and be in compliance with rules and regulations. These items are vital in being able to restart a program that our student athletes have longed for.

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

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Louisville Slugger UPM 50 Black Flame Pitching Machine • DICK'S Sporting Goods $219.99 1 $219.99
Easton S650 BBCOR Bat 2018 (-3) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $64.97 2 $129.94
DeMarini Paradox Batting Helmet (L/XL) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $39.99 3 $119.97
Easton S450 BBCOR Bat 2018 (-3) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $59.97 2 $119.94
DeMarini Paradox Batting Helmet (S/M) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $39.99 2 $79.98
3N2 Wheeled Big Bag • DICK'S Sporting Goods $69.99 1 $69.99

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