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Coach Wilkie from Boiling Spgs SC is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Pop Up Defender for Basketball Player Development

Help me give my students 18 Pop Up Defenders to work on improving their skills.

  • $653 goal

This project expired on August 16, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our boys and girls basketball players are determined and hard working. They put more into learning the game and developing as players more than most. They are all seventh and eighth graders. They are enthusiastic and energetic. We are in a rural area with no outdoor parks or places to play football or basketball except in the school setting.

They want to become better basketball players but do not always have the funds to pay for what they need to improve their skills.

School budgets are spread thin with physical education and athletics the last to receive funding.

My Project

I have hardworking players who come to the gym every chance we are allowed to have practice to work on their skills and improve as basketball players. Unfortunately, sports are underfunded and we have to find ways to get the needed materials for our school sports.

The Pop Up Defender is a valuable teaching tool used during sports to help players improve their skills.

We will use ours every day to simulate defenders during ball handling drills as well as installing offense and defensive concepts. By having twelve defenders I can place two at each goal so players can work on ball handling, cutting, and footwork off the dribble and shooting. We can also set them up as a zone defense to work on our spacing and gap offense.

With your help these will be used the day they arrive and every day afterwards for player development. This will be a valuable resource for our team.

Coach Wilkie
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 600 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
NEW POPUP Defender Cone • PopUp Defender $25.00 18 $450.00

Materials cost

$450.00

Vendor shipping charges

$36.00

State sales tax

$31.72

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$554.47

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$97.85

Total project goal

$652.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$652.32

1 Donor

-$277.24

Donations toward project cost

-$277.24

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$326.15

Match offer toward project cost

-$277.23

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.92

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$48.92

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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