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Surf's Up

What would you do if you won $15,000? Carissa Moore, a 17-year-old from Hawaii, won that amount of money at a surf festival earlier this month. Instead of keeping the money for herself, she donated it to a local surfing club. There are 180 kids in the surfing club. The money will go to the club, but if they were going to split the money evenly to buy materials for each member, about how much money would each kid get?