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Mr. Caldwell-Valdez from Indianapolis IN is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Warm Up Uniforms for Urban Youth Wrestlers

Help me give my students warm up jackets to help create a sense of unity and oneness.

  • $890 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have 15 hardworking, intelligent, playful, and very energetic student-athletes. My wrestlers come from an urban school district where wrestling is not as popular as many of the mainstream sports. 13 out of the 15 are first year wrestlers who took the challenge of trying to compete in the world's oldest sport.

Even though the majority of them are inexperienced, they are still filled with joy, competitiveness, and a will to learn, which shows a bright future for them in this sport.

My Project

Donations to this project will help create a sense of pride, oneness, and confidence among this small team. Right now we do not have team warm ups.

Going to tournaments, my wrestlers look around and clearly notice all the different teams that are present by their matching set of gear.

Each team is warming up, stretching, and preparing all in the same attire. On the other hand, my wrestlers are all wearing different gear. Some even wearing attire with other high school logos on them because that is all they have.

If we are blessed with these warm up jackets it will create a sense of unity and oneness within our team. We can then go to tournaments and look like and feel like a team.

Mr. Caldwell-Valdez
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Levelwear Men''s Washington Huskies Grey Vandal Quarter-Zip Shirt (XL) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $55.00 3 $165.00
Levelwear Men''s Washington Huskies Grey Vandal Quarter-Zip Shirt (L) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $55.00 3 $165.00
Levelwear Men''s Washington Huskies Grey Vandal Quarter-Zip Shirt (M) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $55.00 3 $165.00
Levelwear Men''s Washington Huskies Grey Vandal Quarter-Zip Shirt (XXL) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $55.00 2 $110.00
Levelwear Men''s Washington Huskies Grey Vandal Quarter-Zip Shirt (S) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $55.00 2 $110.00

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