Send ASU Quidditch to Nationals in Florida
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 2016 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, basketball, and rugby. Our goal is to compete at Nationals.
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 2017, the U.S. Quidditch Organization will be holding the 10th Annual US National Tournament in Kissimmee, Florida. 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 the ASU Quidditch program to help transport all of our dedicated players from Tempe, AZ to Kissimmee, FL. 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.