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Mr. Boetger from Erie PA is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Tennis Transformation!

My students need this equipment to start a NEW district-wide tennis program.

  • $574 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school district qualifies for 100% free breakfast and lunch, is surrounded by food deserts and exhibits wide ranges of poverty as identified by our county health department.

Even though our finances are extremely limited and we face enormous challenges, our students are strong and resilient.

We have found that clubs, sports programs and other extra-curricular activities help to balance the emotional, social, physical and economic shortcomings of their environment. Children involved in sports' teams develop relationships, responsible behaviors, leaderships skills, a sense of community and healthy bodies.

My Project

The challenge to get the tennis program off the ground will have to be a collective group effort by the coach, players, parents and community. Our school district has recently closed schools, restructured boundary lines, combined schools and streamlined programs. Unfortunately, the district has very little or no funding available for a new sports program.

This first year tennis team is very dedicated and totally committed to beginning a long-term program which will benefit so many students for years to come.

The program will grow with the proper foundation we are about to create and the equipment, tennis balls, cart and racket grips, will be used year after year. The players will be able to practice 3-5 times per week and participate in inter-district matches involving both singles and doubles play. Our central administration is currently developing a new strategic plan to revitalize our schools and the NEW tennis program is just one more piece of that puzzle.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Penn Championship Ti Tennis Balls - 20 Can Pack - No Color • DICK'S Sporting Goods $59.99 3 $179.97
GAMMA Ballhopper EZ Travel Cart 150 - Black • DICK'S Sporting Goods $129.99 1 $129.99
Tourna Grip Original XL Replacement Grips - 30 Pack - No Color • DICK'S Sporting Goods $49.99 2 $99.98

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