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Mr. J. from Jackson MS is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

SR1 Supports Women Sports

My students need 9 Clinical Strength Antiperspirant, 9 Shoe Deodorizer, 15 McDavid Sports Leg Sleeve, 13 Volleyball Kneepads, 7 Basketballs, and other training materials.

  • $2,570 goal

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My Students

The materials are for the female student/athletes so they can have equipment that is up to date and on par with more affluent educational and male sports.

At 24.2%, Mississippi has the one of the highest poverty levels in the United States.

100% of the female team members live in poverty and are plagued by social and environmental barriers that hinder access to the constructive physical activities that promote social and academic success. Due to the extreme poverty, team members cannot afford the hygiene, protective padding and training equipment associated with organized youth athletics.

My Project

Culture and sports are powerful tools for building community cohesion. Activities like basketball and volleyball offer natural opportunities for people to come together and participate in community life. Female athletics assists in breaking down barriers between diverse groups and helps develop a sense of local pride and belonging. We are asking for the following basic volleyball/basketball supplies: antiperspirant and foot deodorant spray for basic hygiene, a stepngrip traction gel mat for better floor traction, sports medicine sleeves for knee protection, ponytail sports bands for women's hair, volleyball kneepad's, SKLZ footwork and agility ladder, and defensive mannequin for basketball simulation drills, basketball training markers for drill purposes, basketball game balls for passing, shooting and dribbling. Sports occupy a privileged place in our culture. Sports spans age, race, gender, religion and social class. This basic equipment will help greatly in these areas.

The basketball/volleyball team members consist of mainly high school freshman and sophomores—a noted frequent age for high school dropout for those in poverty.

High school dropout is a community norm for the team members, but all members have made a commitment to achieve college access and success. Members are from areas where drugs, violence, and teenage pregnancy are among the highest in the nation.

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

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wilson Evolution 28.5" Game Ball Basketball (Intermediate) • Amazon Business $49.13 7 $343.91
SKLZ D-Man Basketball - Defensive Mannequin • Amazon Business $47.49 5 $237.45
TrailHeads Goodbye Girl Women's Ponytail Headband - black / black • Amazon Business $20.00 10 $200.00
McDavid Sports Medicine 6446 Hex Leg Sleeve, X-Large, Light Pink - One pair • Amazon Business $37.37 5 $186.85
McDavid Sports Medicine 6446 Hex Leg Sleeve, Large, Light Pink - One pair • Amazon Business $29.99 5 $149.95
McDavid Sports Medicine 6446 Hex Leg Sleeve, Small, Light Pink - One pair • Amazon Business $29.99 5 $149.95
Mizuno LR6 Volleyball Kneepad, White, Large • Amazon Business $21.35 7 $149.45
Natural Shoe Deodorizer, Foot Deodorant Spray for Athletes. Removes Odor, Stink From Bacteria. Mint Spray Freshens Better Than Powders, Antiperspirants, Insoles, Sneaker Balls. Use on Feet and Shoes. • Amazon Business $15.95 9 $143.55
Mizuno LR6 Volleyball Kneepad, White, Small • Amazon Business $22.57 5 $112.85
Stop Slipping on the Court. StepNGrip NEWEST Traction System. NEVER needs replacement sheets. Updated GEL MAT new this year. Patented Design. • Amazon Business $99.99 1 $99.99
Secret Clinical Strength Women's Advanced Solid Ooh-La-La Lavender Scent Antiperspirant & Deodorant 2.6 Oz • Amazon Business $10.77 9 $96.93
SKLZ Footwork and Agility 6X Training Hurdle • Amazon Business $40.35 1 $40.35
SKLZ Quick Flat Rung Agility Ladder with Free SKLZ Carry Bag • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Mizuno LR6 Volleyball Kneepad, White, Medium • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
SKLZ Shot Spotz - Basketball Training Markers • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99

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