We are a community of about 20 athletes who love one another deeply and this wild, fun sport we play. We want to be able to continue providing financial support for anyone who wants to be part of this program, however, these expenses (airline tickets, uniforms, food, lodging, etc.) are unaffordable for many of our teammates. We need your help to continue making these experiences accessible to all, regardless of their financial status.
If you were to walk by one of our practices, you would find music blaring, lots of dancing and even more high-fiving shared amongst teammates and our dedicated coach. Our team consumes an average of 3 pickle jars per day per tournament, and we finish at least one Costco box of Welch's fruit snacks by the end of a tournament. We practice three times per week and travel to about four tournaments throughout the year. We play ultimate because we enjoy each other’s company, being active outside (yes, we even play and dance in the Bellingham rain and wind), and challenging ourselves to grow. Due to Covid our 2020-2021 season was disrupted and we were unable to practice or compete. This season, we had a fairly new roster so we worked hard to build our team back up to form a strong foundation. Through this, learning to be our best selves for our teammates, both in our actions on the field and in supporting one another in aspects of our daily life, by loving the people in this community as human beings first.
One of the special things about this program is it teaches us to believe in ourselves, to believe in others, and to believe in the outcome of hard work. In order to cultivate a successful team environment, each individual must do their part, while also relying on and trusting their teammates to do their part. We have learned that building a strong, long-lasting community looks like lifting each other up to be the best teammates/humans we can be, and actively supporting people of all identities both on the field and in our day to day lives. This is what the sport we love teaches us, all the while getting our bodies and brains active outside of the classroom.
We want this community to remain accessible to any and all who wish to join the dance party, and in order to make that possible, we need to be able to support folks financially as we travel to compete at the highest level available to us. The school helps us where they can, but it isn’t enough to cover all our needs. Today, we are asking for you to help us in raising the money we need to get every teammate to our tournaments for the experiences of a lifetime. Thank you for your support! It means the world to us and we appreciate it more than we could ever put into words.
Love. Trust. Grit. Chaos
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