USA Women's Quest to Cuba

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Raised by 96 people in 24 months
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Beth Witten  AUBURN, AL
Send Team USA to Cuba

The USA Team Handball Women's National Team is going to compete in the Pan American Team Handball Championships in Havana, Cuba from May 20th - 29th.

At stake is a chance for Team USA to qualify for the World Championships for the first time in over 20 years. But we need your help!



Unlike many countries, Team USA is not funded by the government, but rather relies completely on private sponsorship and donations. This is where you can help, and join the team as we attempt to make history.

Why So Much Money?

It is no small feat to get 16 players, 2 coaches, and a trainer to a foreign country. The bulk of the cost is airfare as the only way to get to Cuba is via private charter, but additionally every team is required to pay $45 per day, per person to help offset the host country's expenses.

The breakdown of how we will spend the money:

Flights to Cuba = $16000
Per diem = $8500
Tournament Registration = $750



All donations are tax deductible. USA Team Handball is a 501 (c) 3 organization.

We are enormously grateful for every donation. Every little bit helps, just like everyone has a role to play on the court.

If you can't contribute financially, please help us by sharing our GoFundMe page with your friends, both in person and via social media. Together, we believe we can reach our goal!

Thank you to all our friends, family, and fans who have been supportive of our quest to qualify for the World Championships. Putting on the USA jersey is always special and we will give everything we have on the court to honor the red, white and blue.

Who are we? USA!



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Posted by Beth Witten
22 months ago
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The Women's National Team would like to give a HUGE thank you to everyone who donated to and supported our fundraising efforts for the Pan-American Championships in Cuba. Because of your generous contributions, we SURPASSED our fundraising goal and were able to fully fund our trip! We cannot express enough our appreciation for all of your generosity and sacrifices to help us realize our dream.

In the Pan-American Championships the USA women performed with a consistently powerful defense and showed tremendous progress since the start of the residency program, but unfortunately did not achieve our goal of qualifying for the World Championships. Despite finishing the tournament 10th out of 12th, many of the matches were extremely close against impressive opponents demonstrating the decreasing gap between us and more experienced countries.

The Women's National Team will continue to train regularly and maintain their home base in Auburn, Alabama, with our sights set on 2017 Worlds and 2020 Olympics. Without a doubt, this team has the potential to dominate the Pan-American competitions in the next few years. We thank you once again for your support and invite you to continue to follow us as we fight to wear the USA jersey on the international stage.
USA Team Handball Women's National Team
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Posted by Beth Witten
23 months ago
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Girls are close to their goal. Push over the edge by sharing this with your friends. #quest2cuba
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$31,815 of $31k goal

Raised by 96 people in 24 months
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Created April 10, 2015
DT
$15
Daniela Tempesta
21 months ago
$100
Anonymous
22 months ago
MM
$10
Mary Marinac
22 months ago
JT
$250
John Trumbauer
22 months ago
$4,000
Anonymous
22 months ago (Offline Donation)
$1,500
Anonymous
22 months ago (Offline Donation)
$2,000
Anonymous
22 months ago (Offline Donation)
$2,000
Anonymous
22 months ago (Offline Donation)
JS
$100
Julie Scot
23 months ago

Go Ashley and team!

DM
$30
Dawn Bisgaard Marple
23 months ago

Go USA Ladies

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