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Mr. Boylan from Indianapolis IN is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Wrestling Mat Provides Opportunities For Urban Students

Help me give my students this mat to provide a safe clean place to practice and compete.

  • $13,172 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach an amazing bunch of students. We are a community located in the heart of a blue-collar neighborhood in a large, urban area in Indiana. Sports are a source of pride and inspiration

Sadly, money to buy equipment is a major obstacle.

They are an infectious group. You can't help but get excited about life when you are around our students. This community has a proud history. What they lack in financial means, they more than makeup for in school and community spirit.

My Project

Sports provide valuable opportunities to learn important lessons about life. It's also fact that participation in sports increases the likelihood that a student will graduate. Wrestling has a long tradition of success in our school.

Sadly, the mat they have to use is cracked, old, heavy, and a breeding ground for mersa.

The mat is older then half the teachers we have in our building, It is extremely heavy and hard to move. Every time we unroll it we find new cracks. It is an eye sore and tough to watch when our students compete. With all of the hard work they put into wrestling they deserve a mat that is safe and not embarrassing to compete on. Please provide our wrestlers the proper equipment to compete.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LiteWeight Mat • Resilite $10,350.20 1 $10,350.20

Materials cost

$10,350.20

Vendor shipping charges

$660.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$155.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$11,195.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$1,975.67

Total project goal

$13,171.12

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$13,171.12

1 Donor

-$6,585.56

Donations toward project cost

-$5,597.73

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$987.83

match offer

-$6,585.55

Match offer toward project cost

-$5,597.72

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$987.83

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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