My name is Keila Strick and I was selected as a player for the USA U24 Women’s National Team for Ultimate frisbee. Being a member of this team is a privilege and I look forward to representing the USA in the World U24 Ultimate Championship in January of 2018 in Perth, Australia.
I am incredibly grateful for this opportunity, but as a recent college graduate, the cost to participate is overwhelming. I am asking for your help to allow me to pursue my crazy passion of playing this sport.
My Journey of Ultimate:
I began playing ultimate frisbee as a freshman at the University of Virginia for the club team called Hydra. I quickly grew to love my teammates and as time progressed, I grew to love the sport as well. By the start of my second year, there was no turning back; I was hooked.
Following my third season with Hydra, I tried out for an elite club team in D.C. called Scandal. I played for Scandal during the summer in addition to Hydra. Playing alongside my Hydra and Scandal teammates has allowed me to advance my frisbee knowledge and skill. Even better, these individuals have become lifelong friends, and I’m lucky for that.
When I learned of the U24 national team tryouts, my UVA coach encouraged me to apply. I thought it was a longshot but my love for the sport and the support from my teammates urged me forward. I received an invite to tryout and participated in an intense weekend of ultimate, playing with the best college players in the country.
I was elated when I learned that I had made the team—a dream come true! Deciding to play ultimate frisbee was one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life. I’m extremely fortunate for the opportunity to play with and against some of the best players in the world and would appreciate your support for this journey!
I understand if you are unable to donate. If you wish to support in another way, here is the link to follow along the tournament: World U24 Perth !
Thank you so much!
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