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Mr. H from Taunton MA is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

SportsMatter: Boys & Girls Basketball, Team Building, Exercise, Healthy

My students need a Spaulding Basketball System, regulation court stencil and boy's and girl's Wilson Evolution Basketballs for our Basketball Club!

  • $1,361 goal

This project expired on October 19, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are an alternative high school based on philosophies that teach our students the values and skills necessary to succeed in a diverse and ever-changing global society. We strive to create an atmosphere of high expectations and joyful learning where students are encouraged to work together, take academic risks, think critically, and pursue successful careers and higher education. We strive to convey and instill in our students the knowledge and experiences they need to live happy, healthy, and productive lives.

We serve students in grades 9-12 who have had difficulty succeeding in a traditional high school setting.

We offer a safe, supportive atmosphere with personalized instruction.

My Project

Basketball: (1) Provides Complete Physical Exercise (2) Builds Muscles (3) Increases Accuracy & Precision (4) Instills Self-Discipline (5) Teaches Strategy (6) Instills Team Work (7) Helps Students Make New Friends (8) Boosts Confidence.

Our students need to know that good sportsmanship provides guidelines that can be generalized to the classroom and lifelong achievement - our students need to know that learning to be a team player is important not only for students who may prefer to be the center of attention but also for those who prefer to be left alone to themselves.

Our society is competitive - basketball will teach our students to function in competition and that good athletes stay in the game, playing their best even when losing, knowing they will win some/lose some. Our students must practice and learn that winning and losing are both temporary and that they can't give up or quit - education, life accomplishments, creative contributions in the arts, sciences, business, and government involve similar perseverance and self-discipline - basketball is life, Sports Matter!

Our school needs a Spaulding Basketball System, Court Stencil, and boy’s & girl’s basketballs to make our Basketball Club a reality for our students. Currently, to play basketball, we must leave our building and walk to a neighboring court to play there (if it isn't already in use,) or go to our local YMCA and use their court (if it isn't already in use.)

Having access to our own equipment in our school will significantly improve our Basketball Club by making sure we have can use the equipment on our own time. Becoming a member of our Basketball Club is a privilege for those who attend school and achieve passing grades, for many students, it is a highly coveted privilege.

Please support our basketball project!

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

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Spalding 60'''' Acrylic Portable Ultimate Hybrid Backboard System • DICK'S Sporting Goods $699.99 1 $699.99
Wilson Evolution Official Basketball (29.5") • DICK'S Sporting Goods $64.99 1 $64.99
Wilson Evolution Official Basketball (29.5") • DICK'S Sporting Goods $64.99 1 $64.99
Wilson Evolution Basketball (28.5") • DICK'S Sporting Goods $64.99 1 $64.99
Wilson Evolution Basketball (28.5") • DICK'S Sporting Goods $64.99 1 $64.99
Ursa Major Regulation Basketball Court Stencil • DICK'S Sporting Goods $49.99 1 $49.99

Materials cost

$1,009.94

Vendor shipping charges

$100.99

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$15.15

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,156.08

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$204.01

Total project goal

$1,360.09

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,360.09

7 Donors

-$750.91

Donations toward project cost

-$683.41

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$67.50

match offer

-$556.08

Match offer toward project cost

-$472.67

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$83.41

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$53.10

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$0.00

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