Help UMass Quidditch get to the World Cup!

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We are once again going to the Quidditch World Cup- this time in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina!- and would love a little help in getting there!
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UMass Quidditch
Sports
Amherst, Massachusetts
United States
1 Team Member

Our Mission!

Our goal is to raise funds to guarantee Umass Quidditch will have enough money to travel to the World Cup this year in Kissimmee, Florida. So, we ask our family, friends, fans, and the generous to donate to our cause. We need you!

Steve tries his darndest to score.  Liz wants to score as well.

Our History!

UMass Amherst is one of the largest public universities in the U.S., allowing students to build their own place within its walls. But who knew it had a Quidditch Pitch hidden on its campus? UMass Quidditch is one of 300+ college teams that participate in the sport of Muggle Quidditch, an adaptation of the sport author J.K. Rowling invented in her Harry Potter novels, promoted by the International Quidditch Association. The Minotaurs are a team of active members who enjoy playing for fun, or seeking out a little competition.

Rob enjoys beating.

Established in 2008, the UMass Minotaurs are a growing team with both casual and competitive members! We are always looking for new members during the on-going year for the Fall and Spring seasons. Whether you want to toss a Quaffle around or play in tournaments, there’s always something for everyone!

Graham and Nate like to play hard.

How We Got There

 TJ can't be stopped.UMass Quidditch gave it everything we had and came out proving that we deserved to be going to the World Cup. We certainly took the most unconventional path to the World Cup, but as the prestigious "Eigthman" describes:

"But above all, it was UMass that took the most interesting path to the World Cup. After surviving a first round match on a snitch grab, the team fell into the secondary bracket with a loss to Boston University. This time, they upset Vassar in an elimination game, again on snitch grab, but fell to Rochester in their second attempt at qualifying. But they finally got there in the final qualifying match of the day, dominating a tired Syracuse side, 120*-40."

David catches the snitch.

You may think that we are an underdog, but that’s when we do our best!  In our loss to BU we managed to be the only team to keep the Northeast champs to under 100 points. This shows we are not only qualified to be in this tournament but " if we believe in ourselves, and with a little bit of magic, all our dreams can come true." We may shock the world and pull an upset!

Thomas tries to get a ball through a hoop.

Why we need your monies :D

Your donation will help pay the way for these main expenses:

Travel Expenses

Housing

Transportation to the fields

Our expenses come to just under $2500. This is more than our donations and other forms of fundraising have gotten us. Any and all contributions to this team will be greatly appreciated!  

 

Seeking is so hard.

 

 




 

 

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$760USD
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$2,500 USD goal
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This campaign ended on March 27, 2013
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  • $10USD
    A Thank You Email

    Seriously can one really have enough pictures of cats? With this pledge a member of the team will hand pick a picture of a cat for you and will custom write a thank you email. Purrrfect!

    3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $20USD
    Hogwarts Letter

    Don't lie you've always dreamed of getting your own Hogwarts acceptance letter! The UMass Quidditch team will customize one for you!

    7 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $25USD
    Broom Bound Nation Poster

    You can own your very own Broom Bound Nation poster! This poster has been highly sought after ever since release!

    0 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $50USD
    UMass Quidditch T-Shirt

    A stylish maroon UMass Quidditch T-Shirt. Once you put this on all the ladies or men will come running. Front: UMass Quidditch broom design. Back: "Because Hogwarts didn't accept FASFA"

    7 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $100USD
    Bundle Package

    You will receive a very classy mix tape recorded by the UMass Quidditch team. With this you will also receive the poster, the t-shirt,, and the custom email!

    2 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $150USD
    Beards to You

    You will receive a UMass Quidditch t-shirt and Quidditch poster. In addition to this, Robert Vortherms will shave his beard in front of you at the World Cup in April, and record a video for you to have as a keepsake and/or put on the internet. ________________________________ NOTE: If you get this perk but will NOT be at the World Cup, please specify who at the cup shall be the recipient

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $200USD
    Most Prized Possession

    The original picture of a Unicorn jumping over a rainbow while the sky rains candy! This outstanding one of a kind picture will be signed by the entire team

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
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