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Mrs. Paylor from Memphis TN is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ready, Set, Go...Run, Jump, Throw

Help me give my students the necessary equipment to be successful in track and field. We are lacking field event equipment such as shot puts, discuses, and batons for relays.

  • $269 goal

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My Students

Our athletes are a great group of girls and boys who not only try to accomplish great things academically, but they also push beyond their limits both emotionally and physically in order to be great athletically.

"Change your mindset, and you change your situation," is a quote that I often repeat to both my students and my athletes.

We know that the simplest definition of insanity is "doing the same and getting the same result". In order to be better, we have to change who we are. "What can I do to make a better me?", is the question that I often ask myself. Everyday, I challenge my athletes to be better than the day before. We have to work harder. We have to push through. We have to think differently, look differently, and have a different demeanor about ourselves.

Athletes are sometimes held to a higher standard because they not only have to perform on the field, court, or track, but they also have to continue to perform in the classroom. My athletes know that academics come first; work first, play later.

My Project

Donations to this project will really benefit our team. We have a great group of athletes who just want to do their best on the track and field, and donations to this project will provide them with the items needed to participate in their particular events. In the past, we've had to borrow shot puts, discuses, and even batons from other teams with whom we were competing against because we simply did not have that particular equipment. It should not be the responsibility of other teams to provide equipment for another opposing team. We would like our own equipment for the purpose of practicing and for use during our track meets. This is my second year as track coach, and although I came into a situation with no equipment on last year, I would love to be able to provide my athletes with the necessary equipment to help them be successful in this sport on this year and years to come.

Mrs. Paylor
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
DSP Middle School Boys and high School Girls Beginner Official Size and Weight Competition 1 Kilo Rubber Track & Field Discus. Quality Backed 2 Year Warranty. • Amazon Business $20.00 2 $40.00
Vintage Classic Men Women High School Girl's Middle School Boy's Beginner Track & Field 1 Kilo Discus. Manufactured Excellence for Over 40 Years. 73% Rim Weight. Tremendous Flight. • Amazon Business $35.00 1 $35.00
Track & Field 8 lb Iron Shot Put. Great to Practice Technique, Form, and Release. Quality Backed 2 Year Warranty. • Amazon Business $26.00 1 $26.00
2.72kg (6lbs) Shot Put, Cast Iron Weight Shot Ball – Great for Outdoor Track & Field Competitions, Practice, & Training by Crown Sporting Goods • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Aluminium Track & Field Races Relay Batons (Multi-Color) • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
3.63kg (8lbs) Shot Put, Cast Iron Weight Shot Ball – Great for Outdoor Track & Field Competitions, Practice, & Training by Crown Sporting Goods • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Youth Boys and Girls Official Competition Size and Weight 6 lb Iron Track & Field Shot Put. Quality Backed 2 Year Warranty. • Amazon Business $21.00 1 $21.00

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