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Coach Thomas from Laddonia MO is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Weight Room Improvements

Help me give my students weight room equipment for better fitness and health.

  • $2,568 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am the athletic director and weights instructor at Title I rural school district, where approximately half of our population is free/reduced lunch.

Our district is a very rural, low-income school, that originated in 1954 and serves 4 neighboring communities, all coming together in just one building to make up approximately 325 students PK through 12th grade.

A local gym or weight room just isn't available in our community. Therefore, I am my students' only resource for strength training and physical wellness. Unfortunately, as a school, we just don't have the available funds to create what I know they need.

Our strength/conditioning program has grown over the last 4 years. I am very excited about where our numbers are. Our kids are now wanting to lift year-round and in the summer. We had our largest attendance this summer. These additions would help me serve a much larger percentage of our kids.

My Project

The equipment I am requesting will help improve the strength, endurance, and overall lifestyle for our students. Our community is a small, rural community and their only access to a nearby gym/weight room is here at the school. Our equipment is outdated and starting to become a hazard for students using it. I want to be able to offer solid, safe equipment that our students deserve.

With this new equipment, we will be able to offer a much wider range of fitness to our students.

We offer classes during the school day and even in the summer. Due to the growing demand of students wanting to be in the weight room, we have had to add an additional class this year!

Coach Thomas
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CAP Olympic Hex Bar, Trap Bar, Shrug Bar, Deadlift Bar with Combo Grips, Chrome • Amazon Business $136.79 4 $547.16
TRX PRO3 Suspension Trainer System Design & Durability| Includes Three Anchor Solutions, 8 Video Workouts & 8-Week Workout Program • Amazon Business $219.95 2 $439.90
Synergee 3 in 1 Soft Plyometric Jump Box for Jump Training and Conditioning. Ouch Proof Plyo Box All in One Jump Trainer. Size - 16/14/12 • Amazon Business $116.35 3 $349.05
BalanceFrom 3 in 1 20" 24" 30" Foam Plyometric Box Jumping Exercise (Regular, 16 Pounds) • Amazon Business $107.55 3 $322.65
AmazonBasics Cast Iron Kettlebell - 25 Pounds, Black • Amazon Business $37.49 4 $149.96
AmazonBasics Cast Iron Kettlebell - 20 Pounds, Black • Amazon Business $31.99 4 $127.96
AmazonBasics Cast Iron Kettlebell - 15 Pounds, Black • Amazon Business $26.49 4 $105.96
AmazonBasics Cast Iron Kettlebell - 10 Pounds, Black • Amazon Business $19.47 4 $77.88

Materials cost

$2,120.52

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$31.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$2,182.33

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$385.12

Total project goal

$2,567.45

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,567.45

1 Donor

-$1,283.72

Donations toward project cost

-$1,091.16

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$192.56

match offer

-$1,283.73

Match offer toward project cost

-$1,091.17

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$192.56

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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