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Raising funds to travel to Vantaa, Finland to compete in a World Championship as a member of the US National Football team.
Jen Deering
Oakland, California
United States
2 Team Members

Short Summary

I coach/train cross-training at The Perfect Sidekick - an LGBTQ gym in Oakland, CA and play football with a local WFA team - The Bay Area Bandits.  I love playing football and earlier this year I attended a try-out for the U.S. Women's Football team to participate in an international competition as a defensive-end (that's the one on the end of the D-line that gets to tackle the QB!). And...I made the team, yay!!! 3 other friends and women who play football with me on our local team also made the roster! I couldn't be happier to share this experience with a few of my favorite people in the world. 
Please help me make a life long dream of mine come true...to win a gold medal representing the U.S.A. as an international athlete in the 2nd International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Women’s World Championship. 
A little bit about what that means: The next step is for us to travel to Chicago, IL for training camp at the end of June.  We will have about 5 days to study an entire playbook and practice with our new coaches and teammates - the best of the best female football players and coaches in the country.  After training camp we travel straight to Vantaa, Finland.

What We Need & What You Get

I have already raised $1500 toward the $3500 that I need for travel and participation in the Championship games.

As a supporter you will be backing the 2nd women's team to participate in an international football competition. You will receive updates and photos from our training and the championship games.

People who give $50 or more will get additional memorabilia from this historic game (see the contributor packages to the right).

The Impact

Supporting my and my team's participation in this game is a way to demonstrate your support for women athletes across the United States and across the world.

Other Ways You Can Help

If you can't contribute financially, here are other ways to help:

  • Get the word out and make some noise about this Championship game!
  • Donate air miles for a ticket home from Chicago.
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$2,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on June 12, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $25USD
    Text updates

    Receive text message updates on the game scores/highlights. Maybe even a picture text if you're lucky!

    4 claimed
  • $50USD
    A signed photo

    Receive a signed photo by US National Defensive End, Jen Deering.

    2 out of 10 claimed
  • $100USD
    T-Shirt and signed photo

    You will receive a one of a kind US National Women's Football t-shirt, along with a signed photo.

    7 out of 10 claimed

    Gift Basket

    You will receive a US National Women's Football Team t-shirt, a signed photo of D-end Jen Deering, signed memorabilia by all team members and coaches, a Finland candy gift basket.

    2 out of 2 claimed
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