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Dr. Klasek from Oklahoma City OK is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Student-led project

Thunder To Teamwork!!

We need sports equipment (like balls, bats, bases, and a tug o'war rope) to increase the daily physical activity of our students and to enhance our Outdoor Ed week!

  • $795 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

About My Students

Our school is the ONLY high school in the entire state of Oklahoma where students can earn an associate's degree before they complete their high school diploma. To do this requires hard work, dedication, and long hours of study.

We have many student low-income students who face an increased risk of preventable conditions. More than 75% of our students are first generation high school graduates and more than 83% first generation college students. Many of our students love to play soccer, basketball, and volleyball. However, our school doesn't offer PE, recess, or even outside time. We need your help to give our students a chance to get outside, to get moving, and to get healthier.

Our goal with this project is to help students (and teachers) become more active and social by providing sports equipment. By playing games, we will learn social skills such as empathy, teamwork, perseverance, and decision making. In addition, playing and planning games teaches academic skills like spatial relations, physics, and geometry. Our teachers will be able to take us out of the classroom and provide hands-on examples of the principles of physics and human anatomy/physiology. Not to mention that math required for scorekeeping.

In Their Own Words

We are trying to enhance our physical education opportunities, our weekly House competition, and our Outdoor Ed competitions by making more equipment available to us and our teachers. This will help us build team spirit and a sense of friendship between the different grade students and between the Houses. Also, this equipment will allow our teachers to take us outside to practice what we've learned in the classroom.

We are the Student Council for our school. The 12 of us represent the entire school at weekly faculty meetings and plan a majority of our weekly House competitions. We have selected equipment that reflects what the other students want to do (baseball, basketball, dodgeball) and some that will introduce students to new sports (badminton, disc golf, jump rope). As STUCO members, we will plan the events; captain our teams; and encourage all students to participate (especially the non-athletic kids who may be reluctant to try). We will set a good example of trying, perseverance, and good sportsmanship.

Additionally, we can remind our teachers that this equipment is available to encourage them to find hands-on ways of teaching us and of demonstrating athletics principles.

This project is important for three reasons. 1. We have no physical education class and very few of our students participate in organized athletics. As a result, we are a very out of shape group. 2. We live in the most obese state in the nation. Therefore we need to get in the habit of moving and exercising. We need opportunities to play games and move around, to apply the concepts we've learned in the classroom. 3. If we don't get outside funding, we know that our teachers will end up providing this equipment for us and that's just not right. Our teachers are poorly paid and we don't want the money for this to come out of their pockets.

Dr. Klasek
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CONE SET - 20 INCH LIGHT WEIGHT 6 ASSORTED COLORS - SET-6 • School Specialty $45.93 2 $91.86
BALL VOLLEYBALL 40'' • School Specialty $77.17 1 $77.17
BALL SOCCERBALL 40'' GIANT • School Specialty $77.17 1 $77.17
BAT INVINCIBAT • School Specialty $19.23 4 $76.92
SACK HOPPER LARGE SET OF 6 • School Specialty $75.32 1 $75.32
ROPE TUG-O-WAR 50 • School Specialty $57.36 1 $57.36
BALL SOCCER #5 - SPORTIME SET OF 6 • School Specialty $44.72 1 $44.72
THROW DOWN BASES W/HP SET OF 4 • School Specialty $12.28 2 $24.56
BALLS - PLASTIC - BASEBALL - YELLOW -PACK-12 • School Specialty $7.09 2 $14.18

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