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Mrs. Geary from Red Bank NJ is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Recess Initiative

Help me give my students a portable volleyball net and volleyballs in additon to basketballs, footballs, tennis balls, soccer balls, jump ropes, frisbees, and "backyard" games.

  • $485 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students love to play sports such as soccer, basketball and football. They also love playing cooperatively in games and activities such as jump-rope, tag, sidewalk-chalk, "catch" and wall ball.

Our students are diverse, active, creative and engerized.

When engaged in play activities, our students are able to foster meaningful friendships, take mindful breaks from their academics and reboot within the fresh air to get ready for the rest of their day. Our hope is to improve the quality and quantity of children’s play by providing them with access to equipment and games.

My Project

Our students are passionate about their time outside and would like to revamp their play options. So passionate, in fact, that this project is being proposed by the school's Student Council representatives (along with their teacher facilitators).

When students took initative to research this topic, they found that recess plays a critical role in the physical, emotional, social and intellectual development of children.

These students also found that fewer than 1 in 3 American children get enough exercise each week.

Our representatives have identified that there are currently not enough options for all of our 4-8 students to fully engage in play activities during their recess time. This project is a student generated solution to help their peers engage in play and improve their overall wellness.

Mrs. Geary
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 700 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Park & Sun Sports Spiker Sport: Portable Outdoor Volleyball Net System, Blue • Amazon Business $80.99 1 $80.99
adidas Glider 2 Soccer Ball, Power Red/Black/White, 5 • Amazon Business $12.00 4 $48.00
Whitmor Supreme 3 Bag Organizer, Gunmetal Gray • Amazon Business $46.53 1 $46.53
Wilson NFL Super Grip Official Football • Amazon Business $14.99 3 $44.97
Wild Sports Tailgate Size Cornhole Set, Football Field Design, Two 2' x 3' Boards and 8 Bags • Amazon Business $39.49 1 $39.49
Spalding NBA Street Outdoor Basketball, Size 7 - Official Size (29.5"), Orange • Amazon Business $9.59 4 $38.36
Baden MatchPoint Official Size 5 Cushioned Volleyball, Red/White/Black • Amazon Business $11.99 3 $35.97
GoSports Premium Wooden Ring Toss Game with Carrying Case, Outdoor Fun for Kids and Adults • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Tourna Mesh Carry Bag of 18 Tennis Balls • Amazon Business $12.51 1 $12.51
Tigerdoe Jump Ropes - 5 Pack - Jump Rope Kids - Nylon Jump Rope - Outdoor Activities for Kids • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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