Accessibility, Brotherhood, Competition (NU Men's Ultimate Team)
Thanks to our incredible support system we not only reached our original goal of $4000 we also reached our stretch goal of $6000. We still have a few days remaining and we are extending our stretch goal again to $7000 as every last dollar will help our trip to Nationals and the future financial accessibility of Northwestern Ultimate. Thank you for your help!
We Made it to Nationals!
This weekend we won the Great Lakes Regional Championship qualifying for Nationals for the first time in program history! We have also reached our donation goal and are now setting a Stretch Goal of $6000. Nationals is a very expensive tournament, and this stretch goal will help us increase the financial accessibility of Nationals to our current team and also increase the general financial accessibility of Northwestern Ultimate in the future. This could not have been possible without the help of our very generous donors and supporters to whom we give much thanks!
Who We Are:
Northwestern Men’s Ultimate is made up of two teams, NUT and BOLT. NUT is our "A" team, and we travel to about 4 tournaments a quarter around the country. BOLT is our developmental "B" team, which travels a little less and tends to play in more local tournaments. Together, we are a tight-knit community that works hard and collaborates. Ask anyone on NUT or BOLT if Frisbee is a defining positive piece of their Northwestern experience and they will emphatically say yes. Our coaches are all former Northwestern players who loved their time playing Frisbee in college so much, they decided to come back and give back to the community.
Most of us played sports in high school, and for various reasons did not continue to play on varsity teams in college. We are all extremely grateful for the chance to be on a team and grow together as teammates and family. Every day, we learn from each other, whether about the game of Frisbee or about how to be a better person.
We are raising money on behalf of the Northwestern Athletic Department in order to compete at the highest level possible and become team that can compete at Nationals. In order to do this, we must play in competitive tournaments across the country. In order to play at additional tournaments, we must pay additional bid fees. Also, at these more competitive tournaments, we are required to wear matching uniforms. Quality uniforms can often be expensive for individuals, as are proper cleats. We also aim to be a team that is inclusive and accessible to students no matter their socio-economic background.
Our project goal is to raise $4,000. We have already played in five tournaments and have another three or four tournaments left to play this year. We have also placed an order for new jerseys. With your gracious support, we will be able to compete at a Nationals -caliber level and continue to be more inclusive and accessible to students of all socio-economic backgrounds. Thank you!