Washington Women's Ultimate Frisbee
Welcome to Kate Dusenbury's Personal Fundraising Page!
Help support UW Women's Ultimate Frisbee!
Having never played in college, I am a late comer to the ultimate scene, but I'm glad to have found ultimate, and specifically Element (the UW Women's Ultimate Frisbee Team), in graduate school. This spring we will be traveling to tournaments up and down the west coast and, hopefully, in Raleigh for nationals. I'm super excited to spend my rookie year playing with the amazing, hardworking women on Element!
Thank you for your support of our team and the ultimate community here at UW!
Help Washington Women Ultimate Frisbee be Accessible to All
We are a college ultimate frisbee program, comprised of a traveling team Element, and a local team Big Bang. We are looking to subsidize the cost of playing to make it accessible for everyone. We are looking to raise $10,000 to cover the costs of:
- driving to local tournaments (Element drives to 5 tournaments, Big Bang to 4)
- discs, cones and agility ladders
- **Any extra money will be put toward subsidizing plane tickets for Element players in need
What We Do
We are a student led ultimate frisbee club at the University of Washington. The game and our team stands on the framework of personal responsibility, cooperation, and self officiation.
For 8 years in a row Element has competed at the college national championships, winning gold in 2012, and finishing third in 2014. Meanwhile Big Bang has played, practiced, developed, and competed right along side!
First team meeting: We decided our team values: Pace, Passion, Phamily
As a club we spend a lot of money to play.
As Element players we spend even more, to buy our own personal plane tickets.
Plane Tickets for Element (Stanford ~$300, Prez Day ~$300, Nationals ~$500: x23 teammates) =$25,300
Washington Women Ultimate Frisbee Objectives:
Grow Community Oriented Players
- We partner with All Girl Everything Ultimate Program in the fall. This engages middle and high school players with college players, creates connections and hopefully inspires the next generation of college ultimate players!
- In early spring we give some high school students the opportunity to go to college for a day! We set up a shadowing program with some of our players, where they high schooler has the opportunity to sit in on classes and join us at practice.
- Finally in late spring we host UpDawg is a co-ed youth hat tournament. UpDawg puts a strong emphasis on coming together to celebrate spirited play.
Compete With Teams Around The Nation
We want to be able to play and compete with any team in the nation. And this year we will prove it to you!
We currently are partnered with VCUltimate who provide our swag, Runa Clean Energy who fuels us, and Ren Fitness who makes us strong!
We play costumed 3v3 for Halloween. **Can you spot the team of eggplants?
We practice 3 nights a week, run track once a week, do lifting workouts once a week and throw for one hour every week -- and we love it.
Watch our 2015 Element highlight real. And get pumped for this years!
Please help us by making a donation and sharing us with your network to make ultimate an accessible sport for all students!
This is the last day of our campaign and we are overwhelmed with the support of our community! Here are just a few last things if you want to keep following us throughout the season:
Dress like an Element you can purchase some sway here: http://us.vcultimate.com/collections/element
Follow us on Twitter at: @UWElement
Follow us on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Element-Ultimate-86853449996/?fref=ts
Cheer us on as we compete at the Stanford Invite this weekend!
Thank you so much everyone! You should all be receiving tax receipts for your donations in the mail soon!
Thank you everyone for a wonderful campaign this would not have been possible without your support!
#maxout #goteam #woohoo
This weekend we are having a round robin with Riot, Western Washington, and Seven Hills on Sunday February 28 from 11 am to 5 pm on UW field number 1. This scrimmage is a great opportunity for us to experiment and play some top level ultimate! Come out and support us, at one of our few local games!
Also be sure to buy tickets for our talent show on April 1, at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-ultimate-disc-star-performers-fundraiser-party-tickets-21179858527?aff=WOMENSTEAM its going to be great. We have some amazing talents on this team!
Finally we are 10 days from being done with our campaign and we are 95% of the way there! Thanks for the support and lets make sure we reach $10,000!
This Presidents Day weekend we went to a tournament in San Diego!
Each day of the tournament we grew as a team and ended up taking fifth place. We cannot wait to play in our next tournament in a few weeks!
Come see what else our talented Elements can do. We are hosting a talent show on April first in Seattle's capital hill neighborhood on April 1 from 7-9:30pm. Get pumped to see a new side of our team and you can purchase tickets to the show at the following link! :)
We love our supporters and are so close to achieving our goal! Please share our campaign with your community!
Wow! The support of this project has been outstanding and we are so grateful for it. We have 20 days left of our campaign and are incredibly excited to #maxout our goals.
Have you ever wondered how the word team is really spelled? Watch 30 seconds of interviews by players of Washington Women's Ultimate and find out!
Thank you for all the amazing support in our first week of fundraising! With your help we have achieved our first goal of being 50% funded in the first week. Our next goal is to be 80% funded by next Monday. If you haven't already, help us share this campaign with your community and through social media.
We are well into training for the season with our morning track pods as we prepare for the President's Day Tournament this weekend in San Diego. Follow us on twitter for live game updates @UWElement
The support of our communities has been overwhelming these past four days. We would like to give a huge shoutout to everyone who has supported us so far!
We are well on our way to achieving our 50% goal by Monday, so make sure to spread the word.
Check out our Bellingham Invite Highlight Video
We are going to San Diego next weekend, so get pumped for highlights from sunny California. Follow us on twitter for live game updates @UWElement
Teams that carry logs together, win together - Team Retreat
Welcome to Washington Women's Ultimate Frisbee fundraising campaign; we are incredibly excited to get started!
Thank you to the fantastic leadership team who has worked hard during the initial stages of this campaign to get it up and running and to the fundraising champions that make this project possible.
Today marks the first day of our 30-day campaign. Check out our campaign page for information on what we do and what we hope to accomplish with your support. Ultimately, when it comes down to what ultimate means to us as players is that "it's more than just a sports team, it's really a family" (Cami Canter, Senior).
We recently competed in the Bellingham Invite tournament where we played against five of the greatest college women's ultimate teams in the Pacific Northwest. Check out our highlights video to see us in action and please consider donating to help fund our team in competing in more tournaments like this! Our goal is to be 50% funded in this first week. Help us #maxout our goal!
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Make an Impact
Buy us a new disc! Our disc bag could use a good one!
A gift of this amount allows you to send one car full of your favorite ultimate players to a local tournament!
One Dark and One Light
Put a girl in a jersey! This year we have a really neat jersey, designed by our very own Grace Noah and printed by VCUltimate! With a gift of this amount we will send you a picture of a player of your choice wearing her gear!
Disco up the Ladder with Cones
You can help us buy all our discs, cones, and ladders. Help our agility and disc skills this year!
This amount buys us entry to a tournament! We invite you to join us at the tournament to cheer us on from the sidelines, or follow us on Twitter. With a donation of this amount we will call you out over Twitter at the tournament with a big ole' Thank You!
A gift of this amount allows you to show that you support this project, by buying the fields for our outreach youth tournament, UpDawg!
A gift of this amount allows you to show that you support this project, and have just bought us entry to every tournament of the year! With a donation of this amount, we will thank you on Twitter at every tournament and each month on our monthly newsletter!