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Mrs. Daves from Lafayette AL is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Softball Is a Hit

My students need bats, balls, a swing trainer, tee and a softball practice net so that they can learn how to play softball.

  • $992 goal

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My Students

Our school is filled with brilliant students that are not always afforded the opportunity to shine. Our school is a Title I school located in a small rural town in Alabama whose economy was once fueled by the textile mills.

100% of our students receive free breakfast and lunch.

Despite the economic challenges that our students have, they continue to work hard and persevere. Our parents, teachers, and members of the community all work together and do what they can, sometimes it's just not enough.

My Project

Our high school has recently started a girls softball program. While our girls are very athletic, softball is a new sport for many of the girls and they lack the fundamental skills for playing the sport. Our high school softball team has 20 girls who have less than 4 years of playing experience.

Girls need opportunities to participate in sports and stay fit.

We need equipment so that we can start a youth softball club. We would like to start preparing the girls at a younger age so that they can later compete at the high school level. The bats and training equipment such as the tee and weighted balls will be used by elementary girls wishing to play softball and will be used by our high school softball team.

Mrs. Daves
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DeMarini 2018 CFX -11 Fast Pitch Bat, 32"/21 oz • Amazon Business $349.95 1 $349.95
Louisville Slugger 2018 Proven -13 Fast Pitch Bat, 30"/17 oz • Amazon Business $79.05 1 $79.05
Rukket 5x5 Baseball & Softball Practice Net with Strike Zone Target and Lifetime Warranty • Amazon Business $64.99 1 $64.99
Easton SoftStitch IncrediBall, Yellow, 11-inch • Amazon Business $9.99 5 $49.95
SKLZ Impact Heavy Duty Plastic Softballs (Pack of 8) • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
SKLZ Contact Ball 15 oz Weighted Baseball Training Ball - Instantly Shows When Hitters Make Solid Contact, Develops Proper Follow Through and Stronger Swing, Built to Last with Solid Durable Materials • Amazon Business $9.99 4 $39.96
Copper Compression Recovery Knee Sleeve - GUARANTEED Highest Copper Content With Infused Fit. #1 Copper Knee Brace For Men And Women. Wear To Support Stiff And Sore Muscles And Joints (Small) • Amazon Business $17.95 2 $35.90
SKLZ Power Stick - Overload Strength Training Bat • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Franklin Sports MLB XT-Pro Travel Tee • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
SKLZ Target Swing Trainer. Baseball Batting Training Aid for Ages 7+ (52") • Amazon Business $21.57 1 $21.57

Materials cost

$741.33

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$60.42

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.12

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$842.87

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$148.74

Total project goal

$991.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$991.61

1 Donor

-$495.80

Donations toward project cost

-$421.43

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.37

match offer

-$495.81

Match offer toward project cost

-$421.44

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.37

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$0.00

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