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Mr. Davis from Bronx NY is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

That Ball Is High, Deep, Gone

My students need a batting cage net, a pitching machine, and balls to hit indoor.

  • $657 goal

This project expired on May 22, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school, located in the South Bronx, is in the poorest Congressional district, where funding for extracurricular activities has been an afterthought for quite some time. Our students compete on the baseball team every year, yearning for a safe, fun, and productive way to spend their free time. As the school is in the heart of the South Bronx, space is nearly nonexistent, and the parks around are not safe places for us to practice.

Our reality has never dampened our players' spirits.

Each one floods to my classroom every day at three, ready for practice. Our options are the basketball gym, which we share with two other schools or our horseshoe-shaped concrete recess area behind the school building. Although the only times we played on an actual baseball diamond were for our games, the team played with fierce tenacity, never making excuses.

My Project

Winter is upon us, and we need to get some hitting done indoors. All the equipment in this project will be used to not only improve our players' hitting but also keep them active and out of trouble during these winter months. My goal is to keep my kids engaged and keep their minds on baseball, something they like that is productive. The batting cage netting, pitching machine, and balls will be used to develop our players' skills, despite the disadvantages of our physical environment or resources. The students put in maximum effort, but we do not have the equipment necessary to address the basic component of the game. This project aims to address our need to provide students with a productive after-school experience.

As most of the students are immigrants or children of immigrants from the Dominican Republic, baseball provides them with an opportunity to see connections between American and Dominican culture.

Teachers have also seen the undeniable, and positive, effect baseball has had on the academic performance of our players. Our kids love to play.

Mr. Davis
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HEATER HOME BATTING CAGE 24' X 12' X 10' • Amazon Business $299.99 1 $299.99
HEATER SPORTS Slider Lite Curveball Baseball Pitching Machine for Kids, Teens, and Adults, Uses Pitching Lite Machine Baseballs & Plastic Baseballs, Includes Automatic Ballfeeder • Amazon Business $179.99 1 $179.99
TREND SPORTS SLIDER LITE SYNTHETIC LEATHER PITCHING MACHINE BASEBALLS BY THE DOZEN • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99

Materials cost

$519.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$557.77

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$98.43

Total project goal

$656.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$656.20

2 Donors

-$328.09

Donations toward project cost

-$278.88

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.21

match offer

-$328.11

Match offer toward project cost

-$278.89

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.22

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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