Week 7

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Each week, while two teams compete on the field during NFL Network's Thursday Night Football matchup, two deserving youth health and fitness projects from the corresponding cities will face off here in the NFL PLAY 60 DonorsChoose.org Showdown.


Based on fan votes, NFL PLAY 60 will fully fund the winning project, while the other project will get 50% funding towards its goal. Vote now!



Stretch Out Your Life
City:  Des Moines, WA
School:  Mt Rainier High School
Teacher:  Mrs. Calkins

My students need:

My diverse students need ways of being physically active both at home and school, since many of them cannot afford to participate in after school sports programs. I am requesting 32 mats, enough for a whole class, so that I can teach my students core training activities such as planks, push-up variations, and ab workouts. Any exercise that we can teach students to do on the mat, can be done in their homes.


Irving Track & Field Days
City: Mesa, AZ
School Irving Elementary School
Teacher Mr. Guerrero

My students need:

I am requesting a set of hurdles so that my students can experience a true field day. Not only will I teach my students proper technique to jump over hurdles, I will also teach them how to set, up and break down the equipment. This project is important because my existing hurdles are unsafe as they are held together by duct tape – new hurdles will give my students pride in their school’s field day.


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