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Mr. Bell from Trenton NJ is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Play Ball!

Help me give my students fun sports equipment to play organized games on the playground for recess! This will keep students safe and cut down on injuries from unorganized play. More importantly, keeping my students active!

  • $245 goal

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My Students

I work in an urban district of diverse students, but economically challenged. They come from various backgrounds of hard working families, broken families, single parent homes, all within an unsafe environment.

My students face challenges in their personal lives that most of us would be broken by and many see school as their safe haven.

But yet, my students come to school eager to learn and look to me to be almost everything to them.

I take that challenge with great pride and do everything I can do to ensure my students receive a comforting, safe, and nurturing class environment as well as a quality education.

My Project

We have daily recess as part of our physical education requirement. My students only have an empty field to play in. No sports equipment or playground accessories. Sometimes students will bring in their own ball from home, but they are always not in the greatest shape and not enough to go around. Unorganized play results in injuries from rough games of tag and also many kids just standing around not getting any physical activity. Sports equipment will allow for all students to be able to be included and play in the sport they choose. Also, organized games will cut back on unwanted injuries and trips to the school nurse. Most importantly, the students will be active and having fun with their friends!

Mr. Bell
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BALL FOOTBALL HANDS ON #7 YOUTH/INTERMEDIATE • School Specialty $13.91 2 $27.82
BALL SOCCER 8'' SUPER SAFE • School Specialty $8.73 3 $26.19
BALL KICKBALL ORIGINAL • School Specialty $11.28 2 $22.56
FLYING DISC FOAM GRADESTUFF - SET OF 6 • School Specialty $20.16 1 $20.16
GAME CATCH-A-BALL ASSORTED COLORS SET OF 6 • School Specialty $12.84 1 $12.84
THROW DOWN BASES W/HP SET OF 4 • School Specialty $12.28 1 $12.28
BALL P850K WAKA YOUTH KICKBALL 8.5'' • School Specialty $11.28 1 $11.28
BALL BASKETBALL RUBBER JR VIOLET - SPORTIME • School Specialty $9.72 1 $9.72
BALL BASKETBALL RUBBER JR BLUE - SPORTIME • School Specialty $9.72 1 $9.72
HAND PUMP 12'' W/HOSE • School Specialty $6.60 1 $6.60

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