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Ms. Ashford from Mandeville LA is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Shooting for the Stars: Basketball Goal for at Risk Youth

Help me give my students the opportunity to be successful on and off the court with this basketball hoop.

  • $695 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am the PE teacher at an alternative school for kids in first through fifth grade. My students come from very different socioeconomic backgrounds. I teach multi-grade levels (1st-5th grade) so my class needs to be adapted to meet the students ability/age level. Many have had difficult school experiences and troubled home lives. The classroom isn’t always a place of leaning for these students. With all their differences I’ve found one common interest. They All love playing basketball. From dribbling, shooting, or learning the rules this is the one sport they will ask to play everyday. Not only that but this is a game they can play in their communities. And given the proper instruction they can be successful players learning not only how to win, but how to lose, and how to be fair. However without a regulation size goal leaning how to use proper form or playing a game is not possible. My goal for these kids is to succeed at home, at school or wherever life takes them.

My Project

From dribbling, shooting, or learning the rules, this is the one sport they will ask to play everyday. Not only that but this is a game they can play in their communities. And given the proper instruction, they can be successful players learning not only how to win, but how to lose, and how to be fair. However without a regulation size goal leaning how to use proper form or playing a game is not possible. My goal for these kids is to succeed at home, at school or wherever life takes them. With your help, every student will RISE!

Ms. Ashford
Grades 3-5
  • RISE
  • Mandeville, LA
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lifetime 50" In-Ground Shatter Proof Fusion Action Basketball Hoop • DICK'S Sporting Goods $349.99 1 $349.99
Spalding NBA Official Varsity Outdoor Basketball (29.5) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $12.99 2 $25.98
CoachDeck Instructional Basketball Drill Cards • DICK'S Sporting Goods $19.99 1 $19.99
SKLZ Shot Spotz Basketball Training Markers • DICK'S Sporting Goods $19.99 1 $19.99
Champion 9" Poly Spot Markers • DICK'S Sporting Goods $18.99 1 $18.99
Lifetime Basketball Court Marking Kit • DICK'S Sporting Goods $17.99 1 $17.99
PRIMED 12-Pack Multi-Colored Cones • DICK'S Sporting Goods $14.99 1 $14.99
Baden SkilCoach Shooter''s Basketball (28.5) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $11.99 1 $11.99
Nike Essential Ball Pump • DICK'S Sporting Goods $10.00 1 $10.00
DICK''S Sporting Goods Basketball (28.5'''') • DICK'S Sporting Goods $4.99 2 $9.98
DICK''S Sporting Goods Official''s Whistle • DICK'S Sporting Goods $3.99 2 $7.98

Materials cost

$507.87

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$44.44

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$589.93

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$104.11

Total project goal

$694.04

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$694.04

12 Donors

-$626.39

Donations toward project cost

-$547.43

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$78.96

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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