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Coach Lathrom from Independence MO is requesting sports & exercise equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Practice Makes Prepared

Help me give my students the tools needed to improve their baseball skills to allow them to compete at the highest level possible.

  • $537 goal

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My Students

We have a school of close to 1,500 students from middle to lower class families. Our community is an older community that does not contain a lot of new development but has a lot of tradition. Our student-athletes are great representatives of their community and are wonderful examples of our school. Unfortunately, they do not all have the financial means to compete with many of the schools we face.

Despite the struggles we face, our student-athletes continue to work hard on a daily basis to maximize their abilities.

These baseball players are enthusiastic and hard-working. Our school has three teams that these students are part of (Varsity, JV, and C). Many of our players have aspirations of continuing their careers into college but all of them will use baseball as a way to get the most out of their high school experience. Baseball has become more than just something to pass the time but a life long goal to achieve team working and collaboration skills and to become better baseball players.

My Project

Our high school baseball players will benefit from using this equipment to enhance their baseball skills throughout the season. Better individual players make for a stronger team. The training gloves will allow our infielders to learn the fundamentals of fielding ground balls. The batting tees will allow our hitters to train in a controlled environment and help our coaches to provide individual instruction. The bands provide an exercise routine designed to strengthen the rotator cuff and surrounding muscle groups, which also helps with injury prevention, endurance, and increased velocity. All of this equipment is much needed as part of our high school baseball program.

Coach Lathrom
Grades 9-12
  • Truman High School
  • Independence, MO
  • More than half of students from low‑income households

    This project will reach 50 students.

    2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ATEC T3 Professional Batting Tee • DICK'S Sporting Goods $119.99 2 $239.98
Jaeger Sports Adult J-Bands Exercise Program • DICK'S Sporting Goods $34.99 3 $104.97
PRIMED Soft Hands Training Glove • DICK'S Sporting Goods $24.99 3 $74.97

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