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Ms. McCoy from Knoxville TN is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Wrestling MAT-ters!

My students need a Flex-Connect wrestling mat to facilitate tournament set-up and breakdown.

  • $12,012 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Have you ever watched wrestlers set-up or breakdown for a tournament? The set-up process begins with moving extremely heavy and cumbersome one-piece wrestling mats. The process assures teamwork but robs wrestlers of much energy that would be best used in competition.

Wrestling is a sport in our community that is vastly under-supported.

Other areas of the country are much more aware of what a great sport this is. Our school is in a community that is highly supportive of local football programs. Unfortunately, football season precedes wrestling which means much financial support has been given to the football program and wrestling struggles to fund its program.

My Project

The one piece of equipment that would most help our wrestlers is a flex-connect mat system: a mat that can be taken apart into three pieces and moved individually. Our wrestlers work very hard in this grueling sport. Unfortunately, on days of home tournaments, they must spend a great deal of energy struggling to move our heavy one-piece, cumbersome wrestling mat. They are tired before their matches even begin.

Our wrestlers are a very dedicated group of athletes.

They rarely get any recognition for being one of the hardest working bunch of athletes in our school. This mat would be a tremendous boost to their motivation and team pride! Plus, they will be able to save their energy for competition.

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Ms. McCoy
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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31 donors31 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dullamar Flex-Connect Mat • Wrestler Supply $9,009.00 1 $9,009.00

Materials cost

$9,009.00

Vendor shipping charges

$1,036.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$135.14

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$10,210.14

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$1,801.79

Total project goal

$12,011.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$12,011.93

26 Donors

-$3,846.00

Donations toward project cost

-$3,531.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$314.25

Matching donations from our partners

-$7,856.93

Match offers toward project cost

-$6,678.39

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1,178.54

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$309.00

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$0.00

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