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Mr. Goehring from San Lorenzo CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Training Smarter Not Harder

My students need weight and strength equipment such as Gatorade, jump ropes, dumbbells, and medicine balls.

  • $1,177 goal

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My Students

At some point you cannot work harder to get better without risking injury. When that happens you have to work smarter. My student-athletes are at that point but lack materials to do it.

My students are primarily low income students that have chosen to attend a college preparatory high school in California.

Over 90% of the students are minority students with a nearly even split between Latino, Asian, and black students. The students at my school have voluntarily chosen to attend a school with an extended school day in order to maximize their education. I am writing this proposal for student athletes at my school. The school is much smaller than competing schools. They work extremely hard after school since we do not have a gym, field or weights of any kind. The goal of this project is to get equipment that can make their training more efficient and less time consuming.

My Project

We do not have a gym, field or a weight room and every game is a road game. So we practice after other school's student athletes have gone home or we practice on the concrete driveway/parking lot with one hoop. I wish I could say I am requesting an amazing gadget to fix these hardships. Unfortunately, what I am asking for is pretty standard for high school athletics. I am asking for dumb bells, jump ropes and medicine balls so they can do plyometric and strength training that puts less wear and tear on their legs and avoid injuries. I am also asking for water bottles since most of the places we practice sometimes do not have water. The students have already been successful and learned the value of hard work, now I want them to learn the value of working smarter.

The materials I am asking for are to help free up some time for my players and look after their health.

They have to work much harder and longer to compete with teams that have much better facilities. I would like these materials so they can spend less time practicing, put less stain on their bodies, and more time studying.

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Mr. Goehring
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 75 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
GRAY 3 LBS HEX DUMBBELLS (PAIR) • Cannon Sports, Inc. $25.95 1 $25.95
GRAY 5 LBS HEX DUMBBELLS (PAIR) • Cannon Sports, Inc. $37.45 1 $37.45
GRAY 10 LBS HEX DUMBBELLS (PAIR) • Cannon Sports, Inc. $52.75 1 $52.75
GRAY 15 LBS HEX DUMBBELL (PAIR) • Cannon Sports, Inc. $74.75 1 $74.75
GRAY 12 LBS HEX DUMBBELL (PAIR) • Cannon Sports, Inc. $61.95 1 $61.95
GRAY 20 LBS HEX DUMBBELL (PAIR) • Cannon Sports, Inc. $95.95 1 $95.95
GRAY 8 LBS HEX DUMBBELLS (PAIR) • Cannon Sports, Inc. $45.45 1 $45.45
BK/WH 8' SOLID PVC CORD SPEED JUMP ROPE W/MOLDED HANDLE • Cannon Sports, Inc. $3.95 10 $39.50
OLYMPIC STYLE JUMP ROPE, 9' • Cannon Sports, Inc. $2.95 10 $29.50
RUBBER MEDICINE BALL, 4.4 LBS • Cannon Sports, Inc. $30.75 2 $61.50
RUBBER MEDICINE BALL, 6.6 LBS • Cannon Sports, Inc. $43.95 2 $87.90
RUBBER MEDICINE BALL, TMB4, 8.8 LBS • Cannon Sports, Inc. $53.45 1 $53.45
Gatorade Hydration Pack 6 Gatorade G Bottles and a Gatorade Carrier • Cannon Sports, Inc. $33.45 4 $133.80

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