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Mr. Vesce from Staten Island NY is requesting supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Sports Matter: Create Level Play in HS Football

My students need tackling dummies, shields and strengthening equipment to allow them to create a safe training environment for them to be able to compete on a level playing field.

  • $2,318 goal

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Celebrating Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

This project is a part of the Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month celebration because it supports a Latino teacher or a school where the majority of students are Latino.

My Students

Football is a universal language, one that brings together students of many different backgrounds, experiences, and personalities. My football team has always included students of various backgrounds, personalities, academic levels, and social circles, allowing friendships to form which would have never likely happened without the shared experiences on the football field.

Three out of four students at my school are eligible for free lunch.

Our students come from some of the toughest neighborhoods in NYC. Many of them have experienced trauma in their lives and have difficulty coming to school.

I strongly believe that playing on a school team goes a long way in teaching students valuable life skills that allow them to overcome obstacles and set them on a path to lead productive lives. How can we close the achievement gap when students do not have the necessary materials to succeed?

My Project

We have sixty football players in ninth through twelfth grade. These players will make up two separate teams including junior varsity and varsity. The majority of the time they will practice separate from one another.

During practice, our players will be broken into small groups in various locations of our facility.

With this in mind, we need tackling dummies, blocking shields and strength training equipment to be used in various locations.

This new equipment will be replacing old, worn out equipment. It will allow for players to get the maximum number of reps, stay focused on training and not wait in lines for a turn!

Mr. Vesce
Grades 9-12

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Champion Stackable Sideline Marker Set • DICK'S Sporting Goods $329.99 1 $329.99
Pro Down Football Blocking Shield • DICK'S Sporting Goods $74.99 4 $299.96
Century 50' Challenge Rope • DICK'S Sporting Goods $179.99 1 $179.99
Fitness Gear 45 lb Hammertone Kettlebell • DICK'S Sporting Goods $84.99 2 $169.98
Valor Fitness 22.2 lb. (10 kg.) Kettlebell • DICK'S Sporting Goods $61.99 2 $123.98
Pro Down Blocking Football Dummy • DICK'S Sporting Goods $119.99 1 $119.99
RAGE 16 lb Medicine Ball • DICK'S Sporting Goods $109.99 1 $109.99
RAGE 40 lb Slammer Ball • DICK'S Sporting Goods $104.99 1 $104.99
RAGE Spring Collars • DICK'S Sporting Goods $11.99 8 $95.92
Valor Fitness 35.2 lb. (16 kg.) Kettlebell • DICK'S Sporting Goods $94.99 1 $94.99
GoFit Medicine Ball - 10 lb • DICK'S Sporting Goods $49.99 1 $49.99
Valor Fitness 13.2 lb. (6 kg.) Neoprene Kettlebell • DICK'S Sporting Goods $19.99 2 $39.98
SKLZ Dry-Erase Football Coach's Board • DICK'S Sporting Goods $19.99 1 $19.99

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