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Mrs. Vela from Garland TX is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

This and That!!!

Help me give my students basketball practice jerserys ,training balls, ball carts to lock up our basketballs and a laundry cart.

  • $582 goal

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My Students

We have a diverse community of students. Our school is located in a suburb of major Texas city. Our school is a Title I school, and our student population, 9-12, is approximately 2300 students. About 84% of our students receive free or reduced lunch. Our dedicated staff takes personal interest in helping our students succeed not only academically, but socially and emotionally as well. Many of their families have sacrificed lots to give their children hope and opportunities. Unfortunately, this does not always afford the students the luxuries of their peers in other places. My athletes lack many modern comforts enjoyed by other schools. They may not have the newest clothes, shoes, or technology, but it does not dampen their spirit. They have a wonderful zest for learning and an innate drive. That is why it is so vital that they see a small recognition of their effort. So we may cultivate this spirit and energy to propel them forward.

My Project

I would like to help get a couple of items that we need in order to help grow our athletic program. I know that having the Effective training equipment will make the students in our athletic programs bigger, faster, and stronger. The students that I coach are hardworking, and disciplined. Our student-athletes spend many hours practicing their sport, going to study hall to maintaining good grades, and many are involved in other organizations around school. The other equipment will help the athletes with the game of basketball. The dribbling weighted balls will assist them with their dribbling skills. The ball cart is for locking up our basketballs. The laundry cart is for them to throw their basketball gear in so that I may wash it for them daily. We are in need of some new equipment in order to prepare them for the next level. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

Mrs. Vela
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BSN Compact Ball Locker • Amazon Business $149.99 1 $149.99
Double Wide Steel Ball Cart • Amazon Business $132.17 1 $132.17
SKLZ Control Training Basketball for Improving Dribbling and Ball Control, 22.25 Inch, Official Weight • Amazon Business $32.64 3 $97.92
Whitmor Supreme 3 Bag Organizer, Gunmetal Gray • Amazon Business $60.26 1 $60.26
Super Z Outlet Nylon Mesh Scrimmage Team Practice Vests Pinnies Jerseys for Children Youth Sports Basketball, Soccer, Football(12 Jerseys) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99

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