School: Arizona School for the Arts
WHAT: Yoga mat
WHY: A well-balanced athlete learns early on the importance of a stretching routine. We save time at the end of every practice to do a proper cool down, only it's typically on pavement or gravel. As a Phoenix cross country team runs outside in 90 plus degree temperatures, an extra thick yoga mat is the difference between a student half-doing their exercises because they can't sit in the rocks or on the scalding pavement, and getting the most out of every minute of practice.
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