My team was recently featured in The New York Times I teach and coach in the poorest urban congressional district in the United States. Where the high school graduation rate for Black and Latino males is 37%. Over the last nine years as the basketball coach at Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School we have won almost 170 games, made the playoffs nine consecutive years, won 3 straight division titles, and played in back-to-back Public School Athletic League New York City Championships. However, the most impressive statistic is our graduation rate. The Boys basketball team's graduation rate is 100%. Basketball is an engine that helps these young men stay in school, graduate and attend college. Unfortunately, with budget cuts this school year we need to raise money for new practice jerseys, team camp, summer league, warm-ups, and proper athletic perscription glasses. I am asking you to help support a great cause. 
Thank you. 
Coach Marc
photo by Todd Heisler/ NY Times


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