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  • $1,000 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mr. Waller
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Wrestling in Their World

My students need basic wrestling equipment such as: shoes, knee pads, headgear, and hair covering.

My Students

My students come from the streets of South Side (inner-city), Oklahoma City. Most teachers can only imagine what their students live in reality. My experience is first hand. I was raised in the same neighborhood as my students. My students live in a low income, high poverty, high crime gang infested neighborhood. Education is a small piece of their puzzle, but for many, it may be the only viable path out of the suction of such an environment. My students don't always grow up with emphasis on activities that are school related and strategic to their development.

My Project

Unlike our team, the equipment my wrestlers have available is outdated and overused. New gear will make my students feel proud. Matching gear would help them feel even more like a team. They will feel like they are special and that they are being rewarded. When you feel good about what you are doing and see progression, there is a chance you will stick around. When kids stick around, we tend to rub off on them. I have multiple students that only come to school for their team/family. My students work hard to remain eligible and not let their coach and teammates down. To remain eligible they must attend school regularly and be passing all of their classes. The cool thing is that at the end of the day, the shoes could be the avenue that can aid in my ultimate goal for my wrestlers. My goal is that they all GRADUATE with true hope, and character.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cliff Keen Tornado Wrestling Headgear - COLOR: Black/Black/Black • Amazon Business $32.97 4 $131.88
Cliff Keen Wraptor Wrestling Knee Pad,Black,Small • Amazon Business $21.95 6 $131.70
Cliff Keen Hair Slicker • Amazon Business $20.25 3 $60.75
ASICS Men's Matflex 5 Wrestling Shoe, Black/Silver, 15 M US • Amazon Business $48.10 1 $48.10
ASICS Men's Matflex 5 Wrestling Shoe, Black/Silver, 12 M US • Amazon Business $48.10 1 $48.10
ASICS Men's Matflex 5 Wrestling Shoe, Black/Silver, 11 M US • Amazon Business $46.60 1 $46.60
ASICS Men's Matflex 5 Wrestling Shoe, Black/Silver, 13 M US • Amazon Business $46.02 1 $46.02
Cliff Keen Wraptor 2.0 Lycra Wrestling Knee Pad - SIZE: M, COLOR: Black • Amazon Business $21.95 2 $43.90
ASICS Men's Matflex 5 Wrestling Shoe, Black/Silver, 7.5 M US • Amazon Business $42.95 1 $42.95
ASICS Men's Matflex 5 Wrestling Shoe, Black/Silver, 9 M US • Amazon Business $42.95 1 $42.95
ASICS Men's Matflex 5 Wrestling Shoe, Black/Silver, 10 M US • Amazon Business $42.95 1 $42.95
Cliff Keen The Wraptor 2.0 Kneepad - Men's ( sz. L, Black ) • Amazon Business $21.95 1 $21.95
Cliff Keen The Wraptor 2.0 Kneepad - Men's ( sz. XL, Black ) • Amazon Business $21.95 1 $21.95
Mueller Black Athletic Tape - 10-yard Rolls - MTape (6) • Amazon Business $17.75 1 $17.75

Materials cost

$747.55

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$60.93

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.21

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$849.69

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$149.95

Total project goal

$999.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$999.64

1 Donor

-$424.85

Donations toward project cost

-$424.85

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$499.81

Match offer toward project cost

-$424.84

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.97

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$74.97

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools and one other donor.

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