In January 2020, Strike ran a 10-day Inaugural Season Fundraising Campaign, asking our community for financial support to help with the start-up costs to launch womxn’s pro ultimate in Minnesota. It was also an opportunity to share some fun thank-you gifts with you!
We set an initial goal of $5,000, which would cover our first annual buy-in to the Premier Ultimate League. We believe passionately in our mission and the community centered around womxn and girls in ultimate that Strike is creating. And when so many of you showed up – through financial support as well as liking and sharing our posts – it showed us how fiercely you believe in this too!
Through more than 130 donations ranging from $10-$150 (with a most common donation amount of $25), you raised over $9,000. Individual Sponsors stepped up at even higher levels of support! These donations help provide stipends for athletes, coaches and staff, contribute to airfare for our players and coaches, help pay for the stadium experience our fans and athletes deserve, and more. Thank you for your support! (View the full list of donors here.)
While the current events in the world present an unexpected bump in the road, we remain committed to our mission and there is much work to be done behind the scenes, even though we cannot currently take the field.
As you know, the impact of COVID-19 on businesses and the economy will be significant, and lasting. At Strike, we feel the financial burden in many ways, most significantly in lost revenue and sponsorships while many of our operating and start-up costs remain. This makes us even more encouraged to know that we have such strong community support, to help weather this storm. We are excited to celebrate with you at our first home game… whenever that may happen!
All of us at Strike send our wishes for health and safety to you and your families. Thank you again for your support!