You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Mr. B from Centreville MI is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Tackling Better and Tackling Safer

Help me give my students and athletes the equipment they need to be better and safer football players.

  • $430 goal

This project expired on January 28, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a junior high ELA teacher and an assistant football coach. My student athletes are a junior high football team (7th and 8th grade) in a small town that draws in many students from the surrounding area due to its reputation for academic excellence. They come from many different backgrounds. (I apologize that the pictures to the right are from my previous high school, I don't have any relevant and parent-approved pictures from my new school yet.)

We have a great culture of care and support in this community, and it applies to both academics and athletics.

What happens in the classroom comes first, but football is a great way to teach discipline, work ethic, teamwork, brotherhood, and how to win and lose gracefully. These lessons will stick with our students for the rest of their lives.

My Project

First, please note that Dick's Sporting Goods will be matching the donations to this project, so we only need to get halfway there. I also understand that this will likely not be put into use until next season - unless it can be funded *very quickly*. This donation project is for a 40" diameter tackle wheel that weighs 35 lbs. This is a smaller model of a tool that I found to be invaluable in teaching proper, safe, and effective tackling form at the high school level. I have experience modeling, teaching, and actively running athletes through drills with this tool. It can be used to simulate many different types of situations in which a tackle may occur.

Concussions and other injuries can be a very real possibility if athletes are not taught correct tackling form.

Along with proper conditioning, being taught correct form is how athletes can avoid injuries and become the most effective players they can be. This piece of equipment will aid in that process immensely.

Mr. B
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mr. B is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sports Unlimited Football Tackling Ring with Straps • Sports Unlimited $329.95 1 $329.95

Materials cost

$329.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$364.90

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.39

Total project goal

$429.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$429.29

4 Donors

-$214.63

Donations toward project cost

-$182.44

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.19

match offer

-$214.66

Match offer toward project cost

-$182.46

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.20

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Centreville","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[2752086],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"MI","teacherPossessivePronoun":"his","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":3658259,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/tackling-better-and-tackling-safer/3658259/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":25,"teacherScreenName":"Mr. B","authorIds":{"2752086":{"owner":"Mr. B","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3658259],"proposalHash":"-260936567","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp2752086_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1539881507538","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20532730,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTcxNzE1Mg==","Mjc1MjA4Ng==","MzQ5OTc0Ng==","MzUzOTA3MQ==","NTk2NzUxMw=="],"teacherId":2752086,"schoolCounty":"St Joseph","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"MI","name":"Michigan"}}