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Coach Stahl from Bronx NY is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Shoot for success - PS 87 Basketball Team

Help me give my students on our team the opportunity to have their own basketball to use and practice with during team drills and exercises.

  • $661 goal

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My Students

As a basketball coach in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. For many of my players, 4th and 4th grade boys and girls, this is the first team they have ever participated on. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my athletes with positive meaningful learning experiences.

My athletes enjoy drills, learning new skills and the camaraderie of being on a team.

Many of them do not experience what many of us see as "typical". From the minute they walk in the door of my gym, I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives, however, I can certainly control their experience during the time we are together practicing. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hopeful to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of athletic discipline and excellence. I would love to see my athletes continue playing in secondary and post-secondary schools.

My Project

I am requesting basketballs to enhance the experience my athletes will have during our team practices. Most students cannot afford to purchase these sporting goods on their own and have not had the opportunity to practice and excel in basketball.

Every child should have the opportunity to explore and pursue their dream.

For many of my players, the dream is one day to play for the NBA or WNBA. If we do not have the equipment we cannot provide them with the opportunities that they deserve. Please help us fulfill the dreams and ambitions of our future.

As they progress, they will be able to work in teams and independently to build skills and to be able to practice not only skills but socialization. Who knows, maybe one day with this exposure, basketball can help get these athletes into college and hopefully achieve their dreams.

Coach Stahl
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Spalding TF-1000 Classic Basketball (28.5") • DICK'S Sporting Goods $59.99 2 $119.98
Spalding TF-1000 Classic Official Basketball (29.5) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $54.99 2 $109.98
Porter Volleyball Flip Scoreboard with Tripod • DICK'S Sporting Goods $74.99 1 $74.99
Spalding NBA Tack Soft Official Basketball (29.5") • DICK'S Sporting Goods $29.99 2 $59.98
Spalding NBA Tack Soft Basketball (28.5") • DICK'S Sporting Goods $29.99 2 $59.98
Tandem Volleyball Mesh Ball Bag • DICK'S Sporting Goods $15.99 2 $31.98
DICK''S Sporting Goods Mesh Ball Bag • DICK'S Sporting Goods $9.99 2 $19.98

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