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Send Kisumu Mixed Ultimate to WUCC!

$21,014 of $21,345 goal

Raised by 299 people in 15 months
Created March 1, 2018
*Updates* 
- We have bought our flights and paid all of our tourney fees, so there's no turning back now! 
- Only 9 of our 15 visa applications were approved by the US Embassy. We are still coming, along with a few new American teammates! 
- 100% of all donations still go directly to funding the tournament costs of low-income Kenyan-citizen players in WUCC 2018. 

What we need:
Kisumu Frisbee Club, one of the best ultimate clubs in East Africa, has been awarded a bid to bring a Mixed team to the prestigious 2018 World Ultimate Club Championships (WUCC) in Cincinnati, Ohio. We have fully committed to going, but it is prohibitively expensive for Kenyans, whose average annual income is about $1,200.

We need to raise $21,745 by June 30th, 2018 to make this happen! 

Why we need support:
Kenyans' average annual income is 1/25th of Americans': USD $1,200 compared to $31,000. WUCC 2018 is estimated to cost more than twice that, at $2,555 per person:

Player fee: $400 
Team fee: $80
Airfare: $1,250 
Visa+fees: $200 
Food/drink: $450 ($50/day for 9 days)
Ground transportation: $175 
Lodging: FREE (Thank you, Kaylor family!!) 
Jerseys+shorts: FREE (Thank you, Double Happiness!!)
Total: $2,555 / player 

Kisumu Frisbee Club has 9 players attending from Kenya, only 8 of whom need sponsored flights. So, the total amount we need to fundraise is $21,745. 

Where your money goes:
100% of donations will go directly to the tournament costs for Kenyan-citizen players. All of the non-Kenyan-citizen players will be covering all of our costs individually. The primary US-based volunteer organizer, Michael McGuirk, will be managing the payment of WUCC player fees, transportation and lodging. If the team is not able to attend WUCC for some reason, all of the campaign funds will go to the Kisumu Frisbee Club to support their future efforts to develop the sport of ultimate frisbee and its community in Kenya. 

More about us:
We love Spirit of the Game
We promote Gender Equity
We empower orphans and street children with Ultimate
We are more than a team; we are a family.
We are Kisumu Frisbee Club. Thank you for helping us get to WUCC 2018! 

Esther Omuseni (C)
Erick Onyango (C)
Allan Lemtudo
Mercy Mbago
Clement Masakhwe
Terence Ogendo
Michael McGuirk
Catherine Alungwa
Jack Oyando
Winnie Omollo
Kimita Gathii
John Waitumbi
Josphat Nyataya
Benard Nyadida
Rachel Githii
Ronald Ottichilo

www.KenyaUltimate.com
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Dear Donors and Fans,

Thank you for your support of Kisumu Mixed Ultimate! We are all in Cincinnati now, heading to bed so we are fresh for our games tomorrow!

Tune in to watch us take on the world's best at WUCC 2018 tomorrow and Monday! We have two games that will be live-streamed online:
- Sunday 7/15 at 6am PST vs BOOM (South Korea)
- Monday 7/16 at 10am PST vs UCT (South Africa)

Viewing links and full game live-streaming schedule here: http://wucc2018.com/Follow/Live

Thanks again - we wouldn't be here without you :)

Kisumu Frisbee Club
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Dear Supporters,

Thank you for donating and sharing our cause! We have some updates for you:
- We are just $3,000 short of our $21,745 goal - so close! We have bought our flights and paid all of our tourney fees, so there's no turning back now, we're coming! But if we come up short by a few thousand dollars, we may be eating PB&J's for every meal in Cincinnati...
- Only 10 of our 15 visa applications were approved by the US Embassy. We are still coming, along with a few new American teammates!
- 100% of all donations still go directly to funding the tournament costs of low-income Kenyan-citizen players in WUCC 2018.
- We've won the first two major tournaments in East Africa so far this year, so we're on a roll and we're ready to show the world what we've got!
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