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Coach Hale from Trenton NC is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sweat for Success

Help me give my students PE and Weightlifting equipment that will begin to guide them to a healthier lifestyle!

  • $891 goal

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My Students

I work in Trenton, NC where I serve as the PE/Weightlifting teacher and Football Coach. My students work hard in my classroom and are eager to learn about physical activity. They look for different ways to be engaged at all times. Physical Education and Weightlifting is a time of the day that my students come into a stress free environment, learn and practice healthy behaviors.

"Training gives us an outlet for suppressed energies created by stressing thus tones the spirit just as exercise conditions the body"- Arnold Schwarzenegger.

My students endure hardships on a daily basis. Being from a low income area and going through Hurricane Florence in September has been a struggle for my students. I admire my students because no matter what they may be going through, they come to school hungry to learn, ready to execute and are a very respectful group of students. I can not ask for a better school to be a part of!

My Project

What people do not realize about PE and Weightlifting is that they are subjects in school that you will take with you to live healthier lives. Think about when you were in a PE or Weightlifting class. Did you do any activities that you still use today? If you did then you are probably living on the healthy side of the spectrum. My students come into my class ready to take on the next challenge I have for them each day.

With the new exercise equipment, my students will be able to learn different skills and be able to achieve physical fitness in many different ways.

The barbell clamps will be a great addition because it helps with safety to and the ones that we have now are rusted. That is why I am going with plastic clamps this time. The belts are used to teach proper technique while taking unnecessary pressure off ones back. The medicine balls are great to use during ab workouts and also other exercises. The medicine balls that we had all busted open and the ones that we threw had had mold on them from the hurricane.

Most of the equipment that I want are things that are basic fundamentals of PE and Weightlifting. The equipment will help teach students how to exercise properly and many different ways to execute movements so they do not have to utilize the same movement all the time. I ask for this equipment as well because some of the things that we had was damaged when Hurricane Florence hit us this past September. This will make a huge impact on my students. I greatly need your genorosity and support to make this dream become a reality for my students!

Coach Hale
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmazonBasics 2in Battle Exercise Training Rope, 30ft • Amazon Business $55.99 3 $167.97
CAP Barbell Olympic 2-Inch Combo Hex Bar • Amazon Business $109.36 1 $109.36
GSM Brands Dodgeballs - Foam, Soft Skin, Low Bounce, 6" - Set of 6 Dodge Balls for Kids and Adults • Amazon Business $39.99 2 $79.98
Homevibes Medicine Ball Wall Ball Soft Weighted Ball Exercise Ball Strength Training Exercises Crossfit Cardio Workouts Muscle Building Balance, 12LBS, Blue&Black • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
j/fit Medicine Ball, Red/Black, 10-Pound • Amazon Business $41.95 1 $41.95
OMEGA Multi-Purpose Gym Storage Hanger / Heavy Duty Gym Rack for Lifting Belts, Chains, Exercise Bands, Jump Ropes (mounting hardware included) - LIFETIME WARRANTY • Amazon Business $39.85 1 $39.85
CAP Barbell Solid Curl Bar with Collars • Amazon Business $38.39 1 $38.39
UPOWEX Pull Up Assist Bands – Set of 4 – Heavy Duty Resistance Bands – Mobility and Powerlifting Exercise Bands – Perfect for Body Stretching, Powerlifting and Resistance Training • Amazon Business $32.97 1 $32.97
Yes4All Foam Bar Pad – Olympic Barbell Pad – Barbell Squat Pad – Barbell Neck Pad for Squats, Hip Thrusts – Weight Lifting Bar Pad (Black, Single) • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
Harbinger Padded Leather Contoured Weightlifting Belt with Suede Lining and Steel Roller Buckle, 4-Inch, Large • Amazon Business $21.60 1 $21.60
Harbinger Padded Leather Contoured Weightlifting Belt with Suede Lining and Steel Roller Buckle, 4-Inch, X-Large • Amazon Business $19.44 1 $19.44
Greententljs Olympic Barbell Weight Clamps 2 Inch Clips Quick Release Locking 2" Pro Olympic Bars Deadlifts Weights Plates for Squats Weightlifting Fitness Body-Solid (Blue, 1 Pair Set) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Greententljs 2 Inch Barbell Clamps Quick Release Pair of Locking 2" Inch Pro ABS Locking Olympic Size Workout Professional Barbell Secure Snap Latch for 2-Inch Diameter Size Olympic Bars (Gray) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Greententljs Olympic Barbell Clamps Quick Release Pair of Locking 2" Olympic Bar Barbell Clip Lock Collars Spinlock Workout Pro Collar Clips for Squat Weightlifting Fitness Training (Yellow) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Greententljs 1 Inch Barbell Clamps - Quick Release Pair of Locking 1'' Diameter Standard Bar Weight Plates Collar Clips for Workout Weightlifting Fitness Training Bodybuilding (Black) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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