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Coach Patterson from Indianapolis IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

TitanUpTitanTough Training to the Best Future

Help me give my students the training equipment necessary to compete on an athletic level that will allow them to further their academic education through sport participation.

  • $645 goal

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My Students

I am fortunate to lead the largest extra-curricular activity on campus with the Arsenal Tech Titan's Football program. We serve over 100 STUDENT-athletes from the inner-city of Indianapolis. We embrace diversity and are fortunate to work with several different cultures within our football program. Our program mission is to model and create habits in the athletic, academic, and social lifestyle that will boost personal success in the next forty years of life for TECH Football players.

While our students come with tremendous talent and ability, their socio-economic status often times hinders their ability to thrive as their counterparts do within other school districts.

Our district (IPS) serves the most at-risk students in the state of Indiana. These students deserve the same opportunities as their competition and benefit from sport participation as another opportunity to further education beyond high school. We are grateful for all the help of our community partners. God Bless!

My Project

Historically, our student athletes lack the confidence needed to be successful on the playing field. The same habits that we create through sport are in-large part, the same habits that propel our everyday lives as adults. In effort to give my student athletes every opportunity to be successful, it is important that I give them the training tools and systems to thrive in the athletic realm. A confident player will always perform better than a player low on confidence. One of the most important elements in delivering a successful athletic performance is the player's level of self-confidence. As the body is conditioned and trained, the foundation of strength it provides can maximize the benefits of other exercises designed to increase coordination, speed and a wide range of skills student athlete's need for success. Suspension training provides mental benefits as well.

Coach Patterson
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ETHOS Power Sled • DICK'S Sporting Goods $159.99 2 $319.98
RAGE Medium Resistance Band • DICK'S Sporting Goods $29.99 5 $149.95
Pro Disc Cones (Set of 50) - Agility Soccer Cones with Carry Bag and Holder for Training, Football, Kids, Sports, Field Cone Markers - Includes Top 15 Drills eBook (Blue and Red) • Amazon Business $19.95 2 $39.90

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