Spring 2020 Donation Campaign
On April 17, 2020, USQ launched an urgent donation campaign to raise $30,000. We reached our initial goal in 6 days. On April 22, we announced a new target - $60,000 by the end of April. While this is a fundraising campaign, you don’t have to give money to be involved! Your time and enthusiasm are also valuable.
Make a Donation
The USQ Board of Directors is matching the first $2,500 in donations. Donate online here. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. Under the new CARES Act, up to $300 in charitable contributions may be an above-the-line deduction, meaning you don't have to itemize to claim the deduction.
To register for next season, fill out this form and staff will send you an invoice to pay online. Full details are available here. If you aren’t playing next season, consider purchasing a fan membership! We’re revamping the program to make it more worthwhile for people who don’t currently play but still want to stay engaged.
|Adult Player||$60 until June 30; $70 thereafter|
To encourage more registration, USQ Board Chair Hank Dugie is sponsoring a contest: "As added incentive, I will reimburse the $250 team registration fee to the registered team with the most registered players by April 30.”
You can purchase shirts, trading cards, and more at our store. Note that orders are shipping out slower than normal.
PURCHASE QUIDDITCH EQUIPMENT
Shooty Hoops Supplies is having a sale on their fully customizable set of hoops and bases. Normally $350, you can purchase a full set for just $300 and $200 will be donated back to USQ! A full set includes enough hoops and bases to accommodate a regulation quidditch game, 6 in total. Fill out this form to order.
The $300 cost includes free "local" drop-off in the Chicago area, regionally where other quidditch tournaments take place in the Midwest/East Coast, and then in Howard County, MD during MLQ Championship in August. If you would like the hoops shipped, it will cost approximately $50-$100 more, depending on the location, and shipping will be a separate cost paid directly to Shooty Hoops. Note that international shipping will cost more.
Share Your Stories
If quidditch has had a tremendous impact on your life and you’d be open to sharing your story, either attributed or anonymously, we want to hear from you. Please fill out this form and someone on staff will follow up with you to get more information.
We’ve created graphics that you can share on social media, to spread the word about our donation campaign. They are all available in this Dropbox folder here. We also made sample social media copy, which you can view here. A PDF version of this doc is also in the Dropbox folder.
Lastly, this would normally be a huge weekend for USQ and our sport in terms of publicity. Nationals comes with more media coverage than the rest of the season normally receives. To that end, we’ll be spending time online this weekend highlighting what makes our sport great. If you see a post from USQ, it would be helpful if you would like it, favorite it, and/or share it in order to increase visibility within and outside the community.
This season, USQ has significantly expanded the core of volunteers who help either on a project basis or as year-round volunteers. If you want to join the more than 70 people who help support this league with their time, fill out the interest form here. The list of open, long-term positions is available here.