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Ms. Simmons from Miami Gardens FL is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Surviving Through Sports!

Help me give my students the sports & safety equipment necessary to thrive.

  • $779 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My sports teams are a group of middle school boys & girls that come from the heart of Miami Gardens. News stations have coined the term "Murder Gardens" because of the city's high crime, poverty, and murder rates. Despite being surrounded by such conditions my students excel academically as well as in sports.

These students defy all odds daily in the classroom as well as on the track and football field; they use these sports as the only outlet to forget about the daily stresses of life and to just be a kid.

My students have very little access to extracurricular activities due to lack of funding and resources. Once able to participate in sports, remarkable talent erupts.

My Project

All athletes need certain items to be successful in their craft. Some of these basic resources needed are vital to playing sports. Items such as water bottles to keep athletes hydrated and a tent to keep athletes from being in direct contact with the sun for hours are some things that are needed. Although they may seem simple to some, these are items that schools with little resources lack.

Through sports students gain confidence, leadership, values, and principles that is conducive to being a successful adult.

These items will help maintain a safe and healthy atmosphere for my athletes to acquire the skills necessary to compete in their craft.

Ms. Simmons
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gill 2K Indoor Rubber Discus • DICK'S Sporting Goods $39.99 2 $79.98
Quest Flat Fold Wagon • DICK'S Sporting Goods $59.99 1 $59.99
SKLZ Agility Quick Ladder • DICK'S Sporting Goods $29.99 2 $59.98
Quest Q64 10'' x 10'' Instant Up Canopy • DICK'S Sporting Goods $54.99 1 $54.99
Gatorade 3 Gallon Cooler • DICK'S Sporting Goods $49.99 1 $49.99
Caravan Canopy Weight Plates • DICK'S Sporting Goods $24.99 2 $49.98
Coleman Atlanta Falcons 60qt. Roll Cooler • DICK'S Sporting Goods $39.99 1 $39.99
Gatorade Contour Squeeze Bottle 32 oz. • DICK'S Sporting Goods $5.99 6 $35.94
Gatorade Glacier Freeze Thirst Quencher Sports Drink Mix 51 OZ • DICK'S Sporting Goods $14.99 2 $29.98
Nelco 12 lb Competition Shot • DICK'S Sporting Goods $28.99 1 $28.99
Nelco 8 lb Competition Shot • DICK'S Sporting Goods $24.99 1 $24.99
Gatorade Squeeze Bottle Holder • DICK'S Sporting Goods $22.99 1 $22.99
SKLZ Dry-Erase Football Coach''s Board • DICK'S Sporting Goods $19.99 1 $19.99
Gill 1/2 Pyramid Replacement Track Spikes (100 ct.) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $19.99 1 $19.99
Gill 3/16 Pyramid Replacement Track Spikes (100 ct.) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $19.99 1 $19.99
Gill 3/16 Needle Replacement Track Spikes (100 ct.) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $14.99 1 $14.99
Nike Ball Pump • DICK'S Sporting Goods $10.00 1 $10.00

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