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Mr. Zwiebel from Indianapolis IN is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Softball Equipment to Help Foster Leadership, Community, and Dedication

Help me give my students new gloves, bats, and a new set of catcher's equipment!

  • $1,560 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

After a tumultuous few years of low participation, folding programs, and little success, the 2018-2019 school year has signaled the return of female sports at our high school in Indianapolis, Indiana. The last step in solidifying the return of our Lady Hornets sports programs is the success of our softball team this spring. Our team this year is comprised of a talented group of returning players and an abundance of underclassmen looking to play softball for the first time. These young women have been working tirelessly to prepare for our upcoming season this spring. They have made it clear that they are not willing to accept anything less than greatness on the softball field.

While our young ladies are gifted athletes, they also display their intelligence, dedication, and leadership outside the game of softball.

These remarkable young women are destined to become the leaders of our school, our community, and our city. To reach our full potential, we need the support of our friends, family, and community. With your help, our girls will develop the skills necessary to become successful on the softball field and in life.

My Project

Softball can be a costly sport. Each player needs a glove, bat, cleats and additional equipment to be fully prepared for a varsity season. The combined cost, which can be hundreds of dollars, can place a tremendous financial burden on our students' families. To help alleviate any financial stress, we are in need of gloves and catcher's gear to provide our students with the necessary equipment to be competitive during our season this spring.

Providing our girls with high-quality equipment will help ensure that they have a successful 2019 season where they will develop teamwork skills, leadership experience, and memories that will last a lifetime.

Currently, our gear is incomplete and outdated. Many of our gloves are visibly weathered, and our catcher's equipment is partially broken and insufficient. This donation is essential to ensure our student-athletes can eliminate the competitive disadvantage we face when playing teams with excellent equipment.

We are so fortunate to have a special group of student-athletes on our 2019 roster, and I want nothing more than to help them have the most successful season possible. Thank you in advance to anyone who is willing to consider supporting our girls in our upcoming season.

Mr. Zwiebel
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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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 25 students.

24 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wilson 12.5'''' A950 Series Fastpitch Glove 2018 • DICK'S Sporting Goods $79.98 3 $239.94
Rawlings 13'''' GG Elite Series Fastpitch Glove 2018 • DICK'S Sporting Goods $89.98 2 $179.96
Nike Adult Huarache Edge Batting Gloves 2018 (S) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $25.00 6 $150.00
Easton Women''s 15.5'''' Prowess Fastpitch Leg Guards • DICK'S Sporting Goods $109.99 1 $109.99
Nike Adult Huarache Edge Batting Gloves 2018 (M) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $25.00 4 $100.00
Easton Womens 15.5 Prowess Fastpitch Chest Protector • DICK'S Sporting Goods $99.99 1 $99.99
Easton Women''s Prowess Fastpitch Catcher''s Helmet (L) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $99.99 1 $99.99
Rawlings 33'''' GG Elite Series Fastpitch Catcher''s Mitt 2018 • DICK'S Sporting Goods $89.98 1 $89.98
Nike Adult Huarache Edge Batting Gloves 2018 (L) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $25.00 2 $50.00
Easton Adult Original Catcher''s Knee Savers (Adult) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $29.99 1 $29.99
Easton Catcher''s Throat Guard (Adult) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $11.99 1 $11.99

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