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Mrs. Lappin from Wilmington NC is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Recess Equipment and Good Choices

Help me give my students basketballs, volleyballs, air pumps, ball bafs, and playground balls.

  • $303 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am blessed to teach 7th grade in a downtown Title I school with an amazing mix of students ranging from first year ELL’s (English Language Learners) to EC (Sp. Ed.) and AIG (Gifted) students. Many of my students' families struggle financially to provide the necessities and supplies for their children. No matter their home life, my students come ready to learn. So many over the years have told me that school is their safe place, their happy place. I love that I have been given the opportunity to love on these teenagers, even for just a short time, and hopefully have a positive impact on their futures. My students are changing the world. Help me give them the great start to this school year that they deserve.

My Project

This recess equipment will allow my students to work off that built up energy, make friends, practice their athletic skills and stay out of trouble. The variety included in this list will help my students find something they enjoy. I have also found that when my students return to the classroom, they are geared up and more energized to learn.

Without equipment, my 7th graders are more likely to release their energy in less creative and more damaging ways.

Help me keep my students out of trouble while encouraging positive activity on the blacktop.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Nike KD Playground Official Basketball (29.5") • DICK'S Sporting Goods $25.00 2 $50.00
Wilson Hawaii AVP Malibu Outdoor Volleyball with Disc • DICK'S Sporting Goods $19.99 2 $39.98
Under Armour Dual Action Air Pump with Inflation Gauge • DICK'S Sporting Goods $19.99 2 $39.98
DICK''S Sporting Goods Mesh Ball Bag • DICK'S Sporting Goods $9.99 2 $19.98
Aerobie Orbiter Boomerang • DICK'S Sporting Goods $9.99 2 $19.98
Franklin 8.5 Vibe Playground Soccer Ball • DICK'S Sporting Goods $9.99 2 $19.98
Baden Nite Brite Rubber Playground Ball (8.5) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $8.99 1 $8.99
Baden Nite Brite Rubber Playground Ball (8.5) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $8.99 1 $8.99

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