Send ASU Quidditch to World Cup!
A big thanks to all of our donors who helped us raise 102% of our goal! With the funds raised, we were able to send the ASU Quidditch team to the 9th Annual World Cup in Columbia, South Carolina. If you would still like to contribute to the ASU Quidditch team, gifts can now be made here: www.asufoundation.org/Quidditch
Who We Are
ASU Quidditch is a sports club on-campus comprised of two dedicated teams. We practice three times per week for two hours. For Fall 2015 alone, we attended 2 different tournaments in Flagstaff and California, and hosted 1 in Tempe. Quidditch was founded in 2009 in order to unite Harry Potter fans and athletes alike. Quidditch is a unique athletic experience that is a combination of dodgeball, track & field, and rugby. Our goal is to compete at World Cup.
What is Quidditch
Quidditch is a full contact, co-ed sport that is essentially a mix between rugby and dodgeball. There are seven players on the field for each team: three chasers that take the quaffle (a slightly deflated volleyball) and throw it through any of the three hoops to score 10 points, a keeper who acts as a goalie for the team, two beaters who take the bludgers (dodgeballs) and throw them at people and if you get hit with one you must get off your broom and touch your hoops before getting back into the game, and seekers who go and catch the snitch. The snitch is a person who is dressed in all gold with a ball in a long sock velcroed to the back of their shorts and in order to catch the snitch, the seekers must get the ball off of them for 30 points. The game ends when the snitch is caught after being released at 18 minutes into the game.
Why We Need Your Help
In April 2016, the U.S. Quidditch Organization will be holding the 9th Annual World Cup in Columbia, South Carolina. Teams from all across the nation travel to compete against one another, and we are no different. This year we want to raise funds for ASU Quidditch as well as our secondary B-Team Sun Devil Quidditch to help transport all of our dedicated players from Tempe, AZ to Columbia, SC. We need your help to make this happen!
Why We Matter
We are not just a team; we are a family. Not only are current players involved, but also our alumni are lifelong seekers, beaters, keepers, and chasers. By donating, you are supporting a diverse community who takes pride in our sport.
The West Regional Championship was held at UCLA this past weekend, and ASU took 2nd place out of 25 teams, granting the team some nice shiny medals, along with a well earned spot in the National Championship! The team is more hyped than ever, and it's only a matter of time before they're over in South Carolina representing the west at World Cup. Let's go Devils!
This past weekend, both of Arizona State's quidditch teams competed in the Dan Hanson tournament, hosted by ASU's very own Allaina Honda and Phoebe VanGelder. Sun Devil Quidditch (SDQ) won their first match by a snitch catch, while and ASU won the tournament! Congrats to both teams, they deserve it!
Team Bongcaron for Amani Peaches
Chris and Helene Hanson
Charles & Melanie Bailey
Charles & Melanie Bailey
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Warren and Connie Weber
James and Patricia Mellody
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Make an Impact
The Golden Snitch
$30 represents the amount of points gained from catching a snitch.
We have 42 players committed to ASU Quidditch.
60 World Cup Teams
The top 60 teams from around the U.S. compete to win the World Cup.
Night at the Leaky Cauldron
This amount could support one player's hotel stay for the duration of the tournament.